My Days of Losing Words

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Rayko Photo Center
My Days of Losing Words

428 Third St
San Francisco, CA 94107
November 20th, 2013 - January 10th, 2014
Opening: November 20th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Closed as of September 2017


»I never stop shooting. I carry a list of words that I’ve lost over time, and when I see something that jogs my memory of a word, I shoot it and cross the word off. I was stuck between my house and medical spaces for months on end, so I started shooting words there.« Rachael Jablo

American photographer Rachael Jablo suffers from chronic migraine. Without medication, the pain makes her lose the ability to speak; with medication, she suffers from side effects that cause her to forget words. In My Days of Losing Words, Jablo creates color photographs that act as synthetic memories of the lost words.The oneword titles refer back to words that got lost in the netherworld between pain and sanity. The self-portraits remain (inarticulately) untitled.

Rachael Jablo (b. 1975) was a landscape and urban landscape photographer until illness derailed her life, when she began photographing still lifes, interiors and self-portraits. Jablo has been exhibited across the US, including the George Lawson Gallery and Joyce Gordon Gallery, San Francisco; the Wall Space Gallery in Seattle, and the Brandeis University. She lives in San Francisco. Robert Wuilfe is an independent curator in the San Francisco Bay area. Dawn C. Buse is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York.

Authors: Dawn C. Buse, Rachael Jablo, Robert Wullfe
Artists: Rachael Jablo
Designed by Kehrer Design
Hardcover, 24 x 22 cm, 96 pages, 42 color ills. 

Opening Reception & Book Signing:  November 20, 6-8pm