Book Signing: Diana Matar

Friday 17 May 2024
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Purdy Hicks Gallery, Pavilion, G17

© Diana Matar, My America

‘…what does it mean to live in a land where the people responsible for protecting its citizens can so often be involved in their deaths?ʼ

In the US, approximately 1000 people continue to die each year in encounters with police. More than any other industrialised nation. My America is an archive of and memorial to victims of these encounters. The photographs, taken at locations where citizens were shot or tasered by law enforcement officers, create a quiet but chilling critique of the contemporary United States. The scale of the book attests to the scale of the problem yet Matar asks us to remember these are individuals.