N.O.K.- Next Of Kin

N.O.K.- Next Of Kin


Nov 9, 2017 | 7pm

Author, Inbal Abergil, in conversation with ICP - International Center of Photography Dean Fred Ritchin, and BDC Founder/Executive Director, and conflict photojournalist, Michael Kamber. 

Abergil will present her work and sign books. N.O.K.- Next Of Kin examines the ways in which American families memorialize their relatives killed in military conflict. Abergil traveled throughout the US to meet with relatives of fallen soldiers and to document their methods of coping through the preservation of personal effects.

Small, private monuments exist in garages, basements, and storage lockers across the U.S. Families must decide which objects to keep, what to take with them or let go of when they move or as time passes.


INBAL ABERGIL is a visual artist and an educator, originally from Jerusalem. Her photographs investigate the aesthetic and societal norms through conceptions of time, memory and place, specifically in cultures where loss is a substantial part of daily life. Her work addresses the lived experience of conflict and trauma.

FRED RITCHIN is Dean Emeritus of the ICP - International Center of Photography, serving more than 3,500 students annually in graduate, certificate, continuing education, and youth photography programs. Previously Ritchin had founded the Documentary Photography and Visual Journalism Program at the ICP School and directed it from 1983–86.

MICHAEL KAMBER has worked as a photojournalist for more than 25 years. As a writer, videographer and photographer, he covered war and conflict for The New York Times in a dozen countries. He is the founder of the Bronx Documentary Center, an educational space dedicated to positive social change through photography, writing, and film.

Suggested Donation: $5 Bronx Resident, $10 General, 18-and-Under-Free.

Our venue is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible. The bathroom is non-gender-segregated. For further information call 718-993-3512 or email olivia@bronxdoc.org

CORTES, 2014. © Inbal Abergil