mara catalan

Photographer/artist/black and white fine art printer
Location: Brooklyn
Nationality: Spanish
Biography:     I’m an immigrant to New York from Spain, I’m a story teller, a photographer and a videographer, a printer and a book maker.  I’m also an avid collector of histories and a lover of archives. My grandfather and my... read on
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Holliday book signing @ Fuego718
mara catalan
Dec 12, 2019
Join me this Saturday December 14th from 1 pm-3pm for a special Holliday gathering, story telling and book signing #Williamsburg, A place I Once Called Home - at Fuego 718 Store my favorite gift shop in Williamsburg. Published by RedHookEditions.

 Don’t miss out!!! . 🌹

Fuego718 @ 249Grand St. Brooklyn
Doors open at noon
Book signing from 1-3pm

Mara Catalán’s rst monograph, Williamsburg, A Place I Once Called Home, is a coming-of-age story of a Spanish immigrant who moved to New York in 1990 and stayed. Liv- ing in Manhattan from day to day, with little money and no concrete plan, Mara eventually found a cheap place to live and people who cared for her in Williamsburg, an industrial neighborhood in decline, across the bridge in Brooklyn.Williamsburg, A Place I Once Called Home is Mara’s per- sonal record of her life there between the years of 1994 and 1996. With a distinctive style, she beautifully weaves B&W urban landscapes, intimate portraits, and lyrical street scenes with stories, personal letters, and diary en- tries in both Spanish and English.The book is at once a wonderful record of a particular ep- och and a historical archive of many places in Williamsburg which have either radically changed or cease to exist. It’s a window into the life of a woman strongly connected to her changing and expanding world, and also very much tied to where she comes from. More than two decades later Mara continues to live in Williamsburg, a reluctant witness to the massive transformation and the disappearance of familiar places and faces. This book is her ode to what it once was, a place she once called home.

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