VCP hosts artist talk, book signing with Malakoff on Sept. 22

BRATTLEBORO — Join the Vermont Center for Photography (VCP), 10 Green St., for an artist talk and book signing with Sarah Malakoff on Friday, Sept. 22, at 6 p.m.

Malakoff's large-scale color photographs "are examinations of the home and its psychologically charged, uncanny spaces and objects. Her long-term photographic projects explore private space as a realm where the things with which we surround ourselves, both consciously and unconsciously, express our identity, aspirations, desires, and fears," according to a VCP news release.

In her new book, Personal History, she turns her attention to objects displayed within American homes that reference culture, history, and ideology.

"Whether representations of historical figures, events, or monuments, the possessions point to a longing for connection to the past and an engagement with the world at large," continues the news release. "Often the collections of objects underscore the privilege and power implicit in the act of collecting. These souvenirs resonate - sometimes humorously, sometimes disturbingly - with the other possessions and architecture that surround them, uneasily vacillating between heroism and kitsch, patriotism and colonialism."

Malakoff is a Boston-based photographer. Her work has been widely exhibited in both solo and group shows nationally and are included in several public and private collections. "Untitled Interiors," a 16-page Artist's Project, was published in Esopus magazine in 2007. She has been awarded Fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2001 and 2011 and a Traveling Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2011. She is an associate professor of photography at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

This event is free and open to all. For information about VCP, visit

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