Photographer Aimee McCrory - ROLLER COASTER

Join us when photographer Aimee McCrory presents and signs her new book, ROLLER COASTER: Scenes from a Marriage.

ROLLER COASTER expresses a variety of moments most long-term relationships face with intended honesty, intimacy, and humor. In western culture, growing old is often accompanied by feelings of shame. Terms such as »losing your wits,« »becoming irrelevant« and »being abandoned« haunt older individuals. Aimee McCrory’s goal as a photographer is to raise awareness regarding the joys and the challenges of growing old together. Drawing upon her background in theater, she created the series as a »pseudo- documentary« version of the relationship with her husband of forty-two years, Don. McCrory manipulates their personal domestic circumstances just enough to heighten elements of mystery. The viewer’s array of responses may say more about their domestic relationships than about what can be seen in the actual photographs.


Aimee McCrory's work focuses on self portraiture, feminist themes, the process of aging, and essential familial relationships along with their complexities. From the Texas Photographic Society, Aimee was selected for 35th Annual Member's Show, received a Special Merit award (2022), and also was a second place awardee in New Visions 2022. In June of 2022 her image "Lost" was included in the 'She' exhibition at A.Smith Galley (TX) also received The Directors Award for her 'Ghost Chair' image at A.Smith Gallery (TX) in February of 2022. Her work has been exhibited at Photo Place Gallery (VT), the Southeast Center For Photography (SC), Praxis Gallery (MN) and the Houston Center of Photography. Through her past association with the Photo Pensato collective, her work was exhibited at Colorado Mountain College (CO) and Sangre de Christo Art Center (CO).


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Event date: 

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Roller Coaster: Scenes from a Marriage By Aimee McCrory (Photographer), Gottman (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Chehalis Hegner (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
By Aimee McCrory (Photographer), Gottman (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Chehalis Hegner (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$56.00
ISBN: 9783969001288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kehrer Verlag - March 5th, 2024

The joys and challenges of a long-term relationship
Roller Coaster. Scenes from a Marriage expresses a variety of
moments most long-term relationships face with intended honesty,
intimacy, and humor. In western culture, growing old is often
accompanied by feelings of shame. Terms such as losing your wits,


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