Josephine Sacabo: Moments of Being
October 3, 2019 – January 4, 2020
Opening: Thursday, Oct 3, 5-8pm
PhotoNOLA Reception & Book Signing: Saturday, December 14, 5-8pm
A Gallery for Fine Photography is pleased to premier Moments of Being, a new series of photogravures by Josephine Sacabo.
Moments of Being
“What would such an inexperienced soul do without the solution that a body had been” – Clarice Lispector
“Snapshots of the life within.
Echoes of thoughts and feelings expressed in the only terms I really understand which are those of light and shadow and the softening of edges.
The things expressed have already happened. Here they are remembered tenderly, in the repose of passion.”
– Josephine Sacabo
Josephine Sacabo divides her time between New Orleans and Mexico. Both places inform her work, resulting in imagery that is as dreamlike, surreal, and romantic as the places that she calls home. Born in Laredo, Texas, in 1944, she was educated at Bard College in New York. Prior to coming to New Orleans, Sacabo lived and worked extensively in France and England. Her earlier work was in the photo-journalistic tradition and influenced by Robert Frank, Josef Koudelka, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. She now works in a very subjective, introspective style, using poetry as the genesis for her work.
Sacabo’s many portfolios are visual manifestations of the written word, and she lists poets as her most important influences, including Rilke, Baudelaire, Pedro Salinas, Vicente Huidobro, Juan Rulfo, Mallarmé, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Her images transfer the viewer into a world of constructed beauty.
During her 36-year career her work has been featured in over 40 gallery and museum exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico. She has been the recipient of multiple awards and is included in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House, New Orleans Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and la Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris, France.