Sylvia de Swaan

Art & Documentary Photographer
     
Return:The Landscape of Memory
Location: Utica, New York
Nationality: Romanian Born/Now Ukraine
Biography: I’m a Romanian born art and documentary photographer who works on several long-term projects concurrently, often informed or influenced by world events. Thus my longest running work, "Return," currently titled, "Narratives:... read on
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Return:The Landscape of Memory
Credits: sylvia de swaan
Date of Work: 12/31/69 - Ongoing
Updated: 04/19/20

“Return/The Landscape of Memory” is about travel, individual and collective memory and identity; return to my roots, transience and loss, metaphor and flashbacks. It’s about seeking symbolic ways to depict the bygone and the invisible; about telling open-ended stories that ask questions for which there are no easy answers.

 







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The Snows of Yesteryear

By Sylvia de Swaan / Utica, NY and environs — I borrowed the title for this series, from "The Snows of Yesteryear," the book by Gregor von..
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November in Vail, Colorado 2016 ©Sylvia DeSwaan

By Sylvia de Swaan — Each year, my son & son-in-law invite me to spend Thanksgiving with them in thier gorgeous house in..
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The Mexico Years

By Sylvia de Swaan / Mexico — I lived in Mexico at a formative stage of my life (1962-73) – as a young painter in quest of adventure, a..
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Where Will You Spend Eternity

By Sylvia de Swaan / Utica, New York and environs — “Where Will You Spend Eternity,” about how small cities and towns struggle to adapt to our fast changing..
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The Knoxboro - Utica - Years

By Sylvia de Swaan —        In 1976 I moved with my son and second husband to Upstate New York, a rambling..
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El Perro y La Sombra, Ozuluama, Veracruz 2010 ©Sylvia de Swaan

By Sylvia de Swaan
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Sub-version

By Sylvia de Swaan — “The Ticking Clock” “The Ticking Clock ,” is my most recent diptych in a series entitled “Sub-version,”..
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