Photography Exhibition on Snapchat App Explores Memory, Intimacy With Father and Son
09/01/2015

One of the First to Explore Snapchat as an Exhibition Medium, Yale Photographer Steve Giovinco Documents Psychological Moments During His Father’s Final Days

Online PR News – 01-September-2015 – New York, NY – In the palm of your hand, then gone; Steve Giovinco uses Snapchat’s fleeting images to investigate ephemeral moments of life and memory.

In this new app exhibition, "Scenes from a Life, Ch. 3,” photographer Steve Giovinco shares personal images of his father’s decline and final moments exclusively on Snapchat once a day for the month of November, 2015.

Each day an image will be posted that can be viewed for only twenty four hours before it disappears.

Exploring memory and impermanence, these photographs are a vivid portrait of human relations, and trace the photographer’s personal experience of death, loss and grieving.

To the see the exhibition, viewers sign in to the Snapchat app (or download it) on their phone, then add the artist “SteveGiovinco” as a Friend. The process is easy and takes minutes; instructions are posted on the artist's website.

“In my photos, I’ve always been interested in capturing unfolding emotions or tension between people, especially in difficult moments. When my father’s illness became worse, I spent more time with him, and was compelled to document my simultaneous experience of intimacy and alienation as he got closer to death,” says Giovinco.

This is a continuation of Steve’s photographic work that documents personal relationships and psychologically charged moments. He has an MFA from Yale University, and has exhibited widely in over 100 group and solo gallery and museum exhibitions internationally.

Giovinco says, “At that time, I was experimenting with Snapchat, and I realised there was a comfort and sandness in the disappearing images. I thought the app was a perfect platform for this body of work and this story that unfolds in almost everyone’s life.”

The show runs November 1 through November 30, 2015.