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“Dessert First” Photo Book Author Event (SF)

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Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Silver Sprocket | 1018 Valencia street, The Mission, San Francisco.

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Hanna Quevedo’s New Photography Book ‘Dessert First!’ Highlights the Weird and Wonderful
Known for her photojournalism capturing the innate passing of time, artful human culture, and intrinsic connections, Hanna Quevedo’s keen eye is full of talent.

The photographer recently released a book that features images from her US travels encountering varieties of exciting characters, beauty, and freedom. The images are witty, exciting, and sure to inspire. With a title like Dessert First!, it’s clear that this photography book is about living life on your own terms and your own timeline.

Dessert First! is contemporary portrait and documentary photographer Hanna Quevedo’s debut photobook. Dessert First! compiles Quevedo’s often self-reflective, gloriously grainy, color film images from nine years that she spent in the US exploring and encountering varieties of weirdness, beauty, and freedom.

“Hanna Quevedo’s recent photos magically convey both an intimate and simultaneously voyeuristic look over both urban and rural life and the comparisons and contrasts between the two. They’re a disquieting reminder of the beauty and elegance of all of our daily lives that quite unnoticeably bind us together.” Calamity Fair, San Francisco street artist.

“There is no single America. It’s a country of contradictions, a country of multitudes. Hanna’s book beautifully showcases the wonder, the strangeness, the terror, the joy, the pain, the heartbreak, and the triumph of this confusing place. Her photos tell stories of people trying to find their place and make sense of a country that has forever been undefinable. It’s a glorious collection of work.” -Chris Hrasky of Explosions In The Sky.

“Tremendously deep, both in aesthetics and in the satirical and critical gaze that these trips involve. Certain photos take me to simpler moments, in the midst of the current revolution that we are living.” Nicola Cruz, DJ/compositor

“Hanna’s new book is exhilaratingly unique and original, captivating with raw untold stories that grace the viewer in beautifully juxtaposed arrangements. Seeing all of this diverse life experience celebrated as I flipped each page brought a fresh perspective and excitement to see what would come next. A clear master of capturing the candid, I hope this book is seen far and wide as a capsule of the era we’re living in, a portrait of our time.” Rob Woodcox, photographer.

This book is a co-edition with Inframundo from Mexico City and Burn Barrel Press from New Orleans. Full color, 146 pages, screen-printed cover, book elastic enclosure, includes 2 custom stickers.

Come meet the author and discover her wonderful world if you didn’t yet.

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Categories: Art & Museums, In Person
Venue: Silver Sprocket
Address: 1018 Valencia street, The Mission, San Francisco.