The Blokadnitsy Project: An Exhibition by Photographer Jill Bough

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:30pm to Monday, December 16, 2013 - 5:00pm

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Concourse Level (Bottom Floor)

The Blokadnitsy Project, an exhibition by photographer Jill Bough, is a compilation of black and white portraits of women survivors of the Siege of Leningrad, as well as hand-made art books revealing memories and artifacts of their lives. Based on material gathered through interviews with the women in their homes, the work brings forth ideas about the relationship between memory and history, artifacts as symbolism, and the experience of encounters as art itself.

Jill Bough is a fine art portrait photographer who focuses on disappearing Russian themes. Also on exhibit will be pieces from Bough's previous Russia projects: The Russian Heart, Scenes from a Village, and Russian Women I Admire.

An opening panel, "The Leningrad Blockade: Representing Subjectivities" will take place on November 7 at 4:30pm in the Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South. The panel will be moderated by Professor Julie Buckler of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and feature Jill Bough, Alexis Peri (Middlebury College), Cynthia Simmons (Boston College), and Emily Van Buskirk (Rutgers University). A reception will follow at 6pm in the CGIS South Concourse.

Open to the public M-F, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., excluding university holidays.

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.