Thursday, March 13, 2008

Booksigning for Pedro Linger Gasiglia's El Mozote

The Eye Studio Gallery proudly presents a book signing for Pedro Linger Gasiglia's new book El Mozote on the afternoon of Saturday March 15 from 1 to 4pm.

For several years Gasiglia has worked with the forensics team that has been piecing together the details of a civilian massacre by government forces in El Salvador in December of 1981. Through photographs and extensive documentation including eyewitness testimony, Gasiglia reaches back into history in order to shed light on this crime through documenting the process of identifying the victims and returning their remains to their families for proper burial.

Unlike most photo books, El Mozote acts as not just a passive suite of pictures but as a full report on the abuse of human rights perpetrated by the US backed Salvadoran government. El Mozote includes a prologue by Aryeh Neier, president of the Open Society Institute; an introduction on the investigation & its course since it began in 1990 by Maria Julia Hernandez, director of Tutela Legal the legal office of archbishop of San Salvador; and an epilogue by Juan Mendez President of the International Center for Transitional Justice.

Books will be available for sale. Please join us Saturday, March 15 to meet the photographer Pedro Linger Gasiglia who will be present from 1 to 4 pm. Also on display is the exhibition The Books of Martin Chambi and Pierre Verger in the Eye Studio Gallery.

The Eye Studio Gallery is an exhibition and work space for the photographers Ed Grazda, Jason Eskenazi, Pedro Linger Gasiglia, Doug Sandhage and Jeffrey Ladd. The exhibition schedule will alternate between presenting original works of these photographers and other exhibitions dedicated to the widening awareness of the photobook as a work of art.

Eye Studio Gallery is located in Manhattan’s Chelsea gallery district at 526 West 26th Street in suite #507 on the fifth floor. Besides specific event dates or opening reception times, the gallery will be open by appointment only. Appointments can be arranged by calling (212) 242-1593.