Thursday, November 3 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Spaces Corners at ICP Museum invites you to a book launch for The Epic Love Story of a Warrior by Peter Puklus.
Published by Self Publish, Be Happy and shortlisted for the prestigious Paris Photo Aperture Foundation Photobook of the Year award, The Epic Love Story of a Warrior forges a fragmented photographic voyage through the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th Century. As told through the eyes of a fictional family, the hero of the story is an anonymous protagonist: a young European man who longs to journey from East to West.
Set against the backdrop of great events that defined the era WW1, WW2, the rise and fall of communism and sweeping political change Puklus sets out to unravel the essence of collective memory and longing. Perhaps parts of our protagonist echo parts of Puklus himself, whose own experiences saw his family move geographically, from East to West, and politically, from right to left. Almost naturally then, The Epic Love Story of a Warrior is a story told in reverse. From back to front and right to left, it begins in the present day, and works its way back across a century to 1918.