VIRGINIE REBETEZ - OUT OF THE BLUE - LIMITED EDITION
Suzanne Gloria Lyall, missing since March 2 1998 in Albany (NY), at the age of 19 -
Out of the Blue is a conceptual work with a tragic underlying narrative — the disappearance of the teenager. The project tends to question our relationship towards absence and loss and the need of physicality in the process of acceptance and closure. The book combines materials from different sources, such as family archives, reproductions of police and psychic files as well as photographs by Virginie Rebetez. This two year project is also a reflection on the medium of photography. The status of each image is constantly shifting, offering new meaning and context to this open case. Through the work, Suzanne is never clearly shown. The only clear portraits of her are the three "aged-progressed composites" made by a forensic artist Virginie commissioned, which show Suzanne's possible features at the age of 37 (2015).
* Nominated as Best PhotoBooks 2016 by Rémi Coignet, Yumi Goto, Colin Pantall & Stefano Stoll !!
Reviews on the book:
> 1000Words Mag, October 2016, by Greg Hobson
> Photo Theoria, Octobre 2016, par Nassim Daghighian:http://phototheoria.ch/f/PhotoTheoria13_201610.pdf
> Collector Daily, by Olga Yatskevitch, November 2016
> Review by Christer Ek
> Review by Colin Pantall
Published by Meta/Books, Amsterdam
Hardcover, 21x28 cm, 144p
Booklet, 16x28 cm, 28p
Inserted posters, 41x53 cm
Texts by Frédérique Destribats, Simon Karlstetter & Elisa Rusca