TARRAH KRAJNAK

In 1979: Contact Negatives I produced 18 large-format photographs in a performance at as-is gallery in Los Angeles. Using a temporary darkroom, multiple projections, and large format cameras, I used re-photography to imaginatively “return” my body to Lima, Peru in 1979, the year I was adopted from an orphanage there. The resulting series of self-portraits emerge from intersections between the city’s fraught history and my own, making visible the ways that violent or traumatic histories can be held in bodies and excluded from archives. 

1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
1979: Contact Negatives | Limited Edition Zine | 8''x10'' | 36 pages | Staple Bind | B&W Xerox Printing
Design & Photos: Tarrah Krajnak | Edition of 75 + 15 A/P
Description: A collection of all the negatives and positives produced in the gallery over the course of the exhibition in the form of a zine.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES

TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait as Walking Woman with Bag, 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait with Woman at Hostal (Holding), 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait as Nude Woman, 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait with Walking Woman with Bag, 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait with 3 Nude Women, 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait (Turned) as Crowd, 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait as Building with Child Prostitute, 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait Behind Man with Clipboard, 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait (Turned) as Nude Woman, 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait with Woman at Hostal (Sitting), 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait with Woman in Parking Lot, 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait as Protestor (Arm Raised), 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait as Miss Peru, 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait with Woman at Hostal (Holding 2), 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait as Miss Universe Contestant (Sitting), 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait as Protest (Sitting), 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.
TARRAH KRAJNAK 1979: CONTACT NEGATIVES
Self Portrait as Church 1979 Lima, Peru/2019 Los Angeles, CA. Cyanotype 8x10/20x24, 2019.