Again and Again: A Memoir by Peter Hoffman

News June 30, 2014 1:04 pm

Peter Hoffman, who has been featured on this site before (here) is now working on a self-published monograph on his project shot in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2012, when the area was experiencing constant aftershocks. Peter is raising money to publish the book. Check out the video about the project and be sure to check out his Kickstarter page, too.

A little more about the project:

Again and Again is a self-published monograph that will be available to the public. It is the culmination of a project photographed in 2012 in Christchurch, NZ where constant aftershocks were a way of life after a few major seismic events brought down much of the central city and some suburbs.

I traveled to Christchurch initially to make a project about a city enduring and recovering from constant earthquake activity. (Thanks in large part to many people who helped me make a successful previous Kickstarter campaign). What I found instead was a city stuck in limbo for various reasons. Residents were nervous to proceed and rebuild because of consistent ongoing tremors that could, at any moment, elevate into another destructive shake. Other residents eager to rebuild were held up by overburdened insurance companies and city inspectors. The resulting book is an impressionistic, non-linear narrative that studies a contemporary, westernized landscape and people who have had their lives altered by an unexpected and sustained change.

See more of Peter’s work, here – and check out the Kickstarter campaign, here.

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