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Book Launch: Unveiling The Hidden

Siân Davey and Andi Galdi Vinko in conversation with Jolie Ruben

A collage of color and black-and-white images depicting various women.

About the Event

Two photographers will present their latest individual book projects, Siân Davey’s The Garden and Andi Galdi Vinko’s Sorry I Gave Birth I Disappeared But Now I’m Back.

The Garden is Sian’s third book, following Looking for Alice (2015) and Martha (2018). With her son Luke, she set to work transforming the bare patch of land behind their home, filling it with wildflowers and inviting people in to have their portrait taken.

"As the garden evolved it became an expression of joy, interconnectedness, yearning, sexuality and defiance. The garden became a metaphor for the human heart itself…Those who enter are the garden. Without distinction, without separation." 

In her first book, Sorry I Gave Birth I Disappeared But Now I’m Back, Andi Galdi Vinko explores the peaks and troughs of early motherhood. Challenging stereotypes with a tender, humorous, and searingly honest gaze, she evokes the physical and emotional upheavals and identity shifts of this phase of life.

The evening will include a book signing in association with Trolley Books, and an in-depth joint discussion between the authors and New York Times Senior Photo Editor Jolie Ruben on shared themes in their work – from photographing family to parenting, and recognizing universal human themes in photography that people respond to on a personal and often emotional level.