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The Making of an Intimate Photobook: Behind the publishing of “Holding Time”




Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 6.30pm EST

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Join us in this conversation with Catherine Panebianco, visual artist and author of the photobook Holding Time, about her book making and publishing process.

"Holding Time is a love story about family. Weddings, road trips, babies, vacations, game nights – these everyday snapshots provide a roadmap to a life. By using my dad’s Kodak slides taken in the 1950s and 60s and physically holding them in my home and around Jamestown, I literally melded my past with my present.

Combining my photographs with the lovely story by writer, Irene Alison, Holding Time gives a nostalgic nod to my family’s past but creates a place where everyone can celebrate their own family memories and how those memories might affect their present day. This might be my family’s story, but it’s really every family’s story," shares the author.

Every Christmas her father would pull out the same box of slides he has made in his late teens and early 20s and project them on the living room wall – making the family view them and hear the same stories over and over. By placing the slides in her current landscape, she creates not only a connection between his life and hers, but also a trail of memories, each with its own association for both of them.

These little vignettes of family life in her current “space” provide the comfort of family and create a “home” for her, wherever she goes. Finding the right location and uniting her father’s slides with how she lives today is an important piece of her process of creating a place within a place, a memory within a memory.

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Catherine Panebianco

Catherine Panebianco, who was born in Canada, currently lives in Jamestown, NY. Her work revolves around family, memory and the spirits that surround us. Her monograph, Holding Time, was published by Yoffy Press in March 2022

Panebianco received the 2020 LensCulture Critics Choice Top Ten Award, 2020 CENTER’s Project Launch Award and was a 2019 Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50, and 2020 and 2016 Critical Mass Finalist. She was a semi-finalist for the 2021 National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Her work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally including Cortona on the Move in Italy, BBA Photographic Prize in Germany and Imago Lisboa Photo Festival in Portugal. She has been featured in la Repubblica, The Guardian and B + W Magazine.


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