Former Staff Sergeant Starlyn Lara, C Detachment, 38th Personnel Services Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, U.S. Army, Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA, January 2010
Chromogenic Color Print
12 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches
Signed Verso (on Archival Signature Label)
Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan Series
BIO: Jennifer Karady is an award-winning artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her critically acclaimed project, Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan, has been exhibited widely, including at SF Camerawork, CEPA Gallery, the University of Denver, the Berman Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum and The University of Michigan. Her work was featured in The New York Times, in Kunstbeeld, on National Public Radio, and reviewed in Frieze. Public collections include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Karady’s numerous residencies and awards include the Corporation of Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Headlands, Puffin Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council and the Blue Mountain Center. She was recently awarded the Witt Residency at the University of Michigan for 2013-2014, a Getty Creative Images Grant and a grant from the Compton Foundation. www.jenniferkarady.com
STATEMENT: The collision between or collapse of the soldier’s world and the civilian world evokes the psychology of life after war, and the challenges that adjustment to the home front entails. The process of making the photograph is intended to be helpful for the veteran subject, and is conceptually related to cognitive behavioral therapy. Each large-scale color photograph takes at least a month to produce and is accompanied by a recounting of the veteran’s story in his/her own words that has been transcribed and edited from the interviews. So far, Karady has produced seventeen photographs in the series.