Jonathan Moller, Sunday, July 29, 2001. With a mixture of grief, joy, and relief, the remains of fifteen are about to be buried in the cemetery of one of the villages. Pablo, who stands at the center and is burying his father who was killed in 1983 by a military patrol, told me this earlier that day: "The truth is that it's a mixture of sadness and happiness. Sadness to see the remains since they are only bones that you have, in the case of my father. But this moment, today, to still be able to recover part of his body, part of him, even if it's only his remains." Janlay, Nebaj, Quiché, Guatemala, 2001., 2001
Jonathan Moller, Sunday, July 29, 2001. With a mixture of grief, joy, and relief, the remains of fifteen are about to be buried in the cemetery of one of the villages. Pablo, who stands at the center and is burying his father who was killed in 1983 by a military patrol, told me this earlier that day: "The truth is that it's a mixture of sadness and happiness. Sadness to see the remains since they are only bones that you have, in the case of my father. But this moment, today, to still be able to recover part of his body, part of him, even if it's only his remains." Janlay, Nebaj, Quiché, Guatemala, 2001., 2001; gelatin silver print, 14 1/4 in. x 14 3/8 in. (36.2 cm x 36.51 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of the artist; © Jonathan Moller
Jonathan Moller, Sunday, July 29, 2001. With a mixture of grief, joy, and relief, the remains of fifteen are about to be buried in the cemetery of one of the villages. Pablo, who stands at the center and is burying his father who was killed in 1983 by a military patrol, told me this earlier that day: "The truth is that it's a mixture of sadness and happiness. Sadness to see the remains since they are only bones that you have, in the case of my father. But this moment, today, to still be able to recover part of his body, part of him, even if it's only his remains." Janlay, Nebaj, Quiché, Guatemala, 2001., 2001

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Sunday, July 29, 2001. With a mixture of grief, joy, and relief, the remains of fifteen are about to be buried in the cemetery of one of the villages. Pablo, who stands at the center and is burying his father who was killed in 1983 by a military patrol, told me this earlier that day: "The truth is that it's a mixture of sadness and happiness. Sadness to see the remains since they are only bones that you have, in the case of my father. But this moment, today, to still be able to recover part of his body, part of him, even if it's only his remains." Janlay, Nebaj, Quiché, Guatemala, 2001.
Artist name
Jonathan Moller
Date created
2001
Classification
photograph
Medium
gelatin silver print
Dimensions
14 1/4 in. x 14 3/8 in. (36.2 cm x 36.51 cm)
Date acquired
2002
Credit
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of the artist
Copyright
© Jonathan Moller
Permanent URL
https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/2002.373
Artwork status
Not on view at this time.

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