" « In the spring of 2016 a friend of mine asked if a girl named Agathe could stay with me for a few nights while she visited the Bay Area from Paris. Unbeknownst to me Agathe had booked the ticket on a whim amidst a nervous break down, without knowing anything about San Francisco or anyone who lived there. She ended up staying with me for two weeks. Seeing Agathe revitalized by San Francisco reminded me of how special it is and her photos encapsulate how we oscillated between exhibitionism and intimacy.
I texted her one day telling her I ditched class and took a bath wondering which neighborhood working through. Every day she would go on a long walk and at night we would go out. I Ditched Class and I Took a Bath is not just a documentation of a vacation, it’s Agathe’s own personal exploration of a new landscape, a look toward new relationships and a chance for her to abandon the disillusionment that haunted her before she arrived to San Francisco. »
-- Marissa Leitman "
48 pages - Softcover, unbound
Ceiba editions, 2017
Format : 17.2 x 24 cm
New - Mint condition
Warning: Last books in stock!
Please note that "due to unforeseen circumstances" the publisher cannot use the original title of the book anymore, and we will not either....Only the Limited Edition is still available, trade edition sold out!.Presentation by Ceiba : "Julie’s photographs are divine because they are shot from her burning heart on fire by being there. She was in the thick...
Publisher's presentation: "Far too often African American men live and identify with an idea of “blackness” that is imposed upon them, rather than created by them. Their sense of self worth and identity has primarily been defined by external forces. What happens when an African American man self interprets his own identity based upon ideology, reality,...
Presentation project on the artist's website: "Black father absence is a contentiously-debated social issue in the US and other countries. Too many Black men, so the argument goes, are missing, irresponsible, selfish, not stepping up to the plate. Visuals of deadbeat, absentee Black fathers abound in mainstream media, often intended to sensationalize and...