The Aftermath Project

Memory of Trees by Kathryn Cook

February 07, 2015

If you're in San Francisco in April, don't miss this exhibition, "Memory of Trees," by one of our early grant winners, Kathryn Cook. GREAT work about the Armenian Genocide. (Kathryn's work is also featured in "War is Only Half the Story, Vol 2").


From SOMArts website:




Memory of Trees, curated by Annalisa D’Angelo, features the work of photographer Kathryn Cook as she traced the memory of the Armenian Genocide across Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Israel and France. The core of Cook’s work revolves around the Turkish town of Ağaçlı, which recently restored an Armenian silk weaving tradition. The land, the trees and the silk all symbolize the Armenian’s enduring legacy on their ancient homeland.

The collection of approximately 50 color and black and white images follows the remains and traces of an ambiguous, dark history of the Genocide––  the definition of which is still being fought over a century later.


Kathryn Cook (b. 1979) is based in London, England, and represented by Agence VU’. Her work has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and TIME. She has received several grants for this work including the Inge Morath Award (2008), The Aftermath Project grant (2008), the Enzo Baldoni award (2008) and the Alexia Foundation Judges Recognition grant (2012).