The Silencing by Alix Lambert
Russian and English Bilingual text
Hardcover: synthetic leather over board, ISBN 978-0-9763009-6-0, 108pp, 6.25″ W x 9.25″ H
The images in this book are of murder sites. They are about absence: what’s not there, what has happened there, what might still happen there, what lies just around the corner, over the horizon, on the other side of the road. They are about possibility, loss, death, pain, passion, and they are also about hope. The interviews that accompany them are personal accounts—memories, thoughts, and feelings about the six journalists who lost their lives in these places—from those who knew them, worked with them, loved them, admired them, and needed them.
The six murders addressed here are, unfortunately, a very small representation of the multitude of journalists—not only in Russia, but worldwide—who have had their lives taken from them for what they believe in and whose cases remain unsolved. These few speak for many.
Alix Lambert’s feature length documentary “The Mark of Cain” was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and aired on Nightline. As an artist Lambert has exhibited her work to international critical acclaim, showing in The Venice Biennale, The Museum of Modern Art, The Georges Pompidou Center, and the Kwangju Biennnale, currently she is exhibiting at the SculptureCenter in New York.