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The Jewish Bride
Stigter, Jeremy The Jewish Bride Jeremy Stigter The Jewish Bride is a photo-novella, or, as its author Jeremy Stigter likes to call it, a photo-play. The Jewish Bride is a singular work of art. It is, in a way, a story book for grown-ups. A story that is both intimate and chilling. There are no words, just pictures, one after the other, like a silent movie without the piano. And, as in a silent movie, it is all played out in black and white. Bit by bit, as one image follows the other, a narrative unfolds. The story told is basically simple, banal even as it concerns a romantic encounter between a man and a woman. It happens to go wrong. Or seems to, in any case. Another dimension, unexpected, dream-like, imposes itself. It is this very particular surreal feeling, mixed with a fair dose of black humor, which gives The Jewish Bride its distinct character. Having finished the story, the reader/spectator will inevitably turn back the pages, to the beginning, the middle, the end.
Jeremy Stigter was born in Holland in . He currently lives in Paris, and has exhibited his work in France, Holland, Italy and Japan. This is his first book.