Beth Schiffer Artists + Clients
“The bravery of the photos in this series is that they show what even funerals do not show: the true horror of war and terrorism. They do so in a way that does not seek to turn the young people portrayed into types or leech them of their beliefs or prejudices — of their human specificity, in other words. To consider them is to be reminded not just of human cruelty and human stupidity but also of human tenacity. I can’t go on, I’ll go on. The words are Samuel Beckett’s, but the wisdom they reflect is the common wisdom of everyone portrayed here, whatever else divides them.”
In 2007, Laub was awarded Aperture’s Emerging Artist Award. She contributes regularly to The New York Times Magazine and TIME Magazine, among many other publications and commissions. Her work is widely exhibited and collected. She currently lives in New York and is represented by Bonni Benrubi Gallery.