As if it should have been a quarry
Forty years later, photographer Sabine Mirlesse was struck by the stories of the towns lost, and later found, beneath the ash. Those tales inspired much of her new book, As if it should have been a quarry. Mirlesse says she had been drawn to Iceland for some time, influenced by the artist Roni Horn, intrigued by the unique geographical location of the island located above a continental divide and curious about the relationship between the land and its people. (Noah Rayman Time Lightbox 2013-10-23)
About the Author
Sabine Mirlesse grew up between Los Angeles, California and New Haven, Connecticut in the United States. She holds a BA in Religious Studies and English Literature from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and additionally studied for one year at the Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands. In 2010 she graduated with a MFA in Photography from Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. Mirlesse’s work has been the subject of features in The British Journal of Photography, Burn, Dossier, and Le Monde’s M magazine. Additionally, she has contributed to The Paris Review, BOMB, Art in America and Aperture among other blogs and contemporary art journals and has conducted interviews with several established artists including Rineke Dijkstra, Tacita Dean, Gabriel Orozco, and curators Charlotte Cotton and Britt Salvesen. Mirlesse lives between Paris and New York City. Her latest body of work is based in Armenia.
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