Saved: Objects of the Dead
Saved: Objects of the Dead
Saved: Objects of the Dead
Saved: Objects of the Dead
Saved: Objects of the Dead
Saved: Objects of the Dead
Saved: Objects of the Dead
Saved: Objects of the Dead
Saved: Objects of the Dead
Saved: Objects of the Dead
Saved: Objects of the Dead
Saved: Objects of the Dead
Saved: Objects of the Dead

J. Servon & L. Delany-Ullman

136 pages, 48 plates
11 x 9 3/4 in. (27.94 x 24.76 cm.)
Debossed and foil stamped hard cover on navy blue cloth 

Printed and bound by Ofset Yapimevi in Turkey
Designed by Studio Elana Schlenker
First Edition: 750 copies
ISBN: 979-8-88680-764-6

Release date: January 24, 2023
*Pre-ordered copies will ship at the end of January
To gift this book, click here to download a gift certificate to share.


Saved: Objects of the Dead is a photographic and poetic exploration of the human experience of life, death, and memory by NC-based artist Jody Servon and CA-based poet Lorene Delany-Ullman. In this monograph featuring over forty photographs and prose poems, Servon and Delany-Ullman chronicle the lives, deaths, and relationships of individuals whose objects are imbued with their emotional and physical senses, then saved by loved ones and friends as an affirmation of their lives.

The work engages readers' collective and individual memories through everyday objects, such as a star ornament and a worn matchbook. Individually photographed on a white background, with close attention to the wear apparent on its surface, each object embodies a unique presence and biography. The prose evokes the relationships, experiences, and memories between the objects of the dead, the relatives and friends who saved them, and the deceased. Based on interviews with the object owners, the interviewee's language is directly incorporated into the prose, as language also contains the power to mediate loss. Saved is a mixture of object, ethnography, and language combined with a sense of personal intimacy that addresses our human mortality.

The book also includes "Mattering," an essay by Cora Fisher, Curator of Visual Arts Programming at the Brooklyn Public Library, and micro-essays with photographs by five artists/authors: Sonya Clark, Alex Espinoza, Erika Hayasaki, Swati Khurana, and Leslie Gray Streeter.

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J. Servon & L. Delany-Ullman

136 pages, 48 plates
11 x 9 3/4 in. (27.94 x 24.76 cm.)
Debossed and foil stamped hard cover on navy blue cloth 

Printed and bound by Ofset Yapimevi in Turkey
Designed by Studio Elana Schlenker
First Edition: 750 copies
ISBN: 979-8-88680-764-6

Release date: January 24, 2023
*Pre-ordered copies will ship at the end of January
To gift this book, click here to download a gift certificate to share.


Saved: Objects of the Dead is a photographic and poetic exploration of the human experience of life, death, and memory by NC-based artist Jody Servon and CA-based poet Lorene Delany-Ullman. In this monograph featuring over forty photographs and prose poems, Servon and Delany-Ullman chronicle the lives, deaths, and relationships of individuals whose objects are imbued with their emotional and physical senses, then saved by loved ones and friends as an affirmation of their lives.

The work engages readers' collective and individual memories through everyday objects, such as a star ornament and a worn matchbook. Individually photographed on a white background, with close attention to the wear apparent on its surface, each object embodies a unique presence and biography. The prose evokes the relationships, experiences, and memories between the objects of the dead, the relatives and friends who saved them, and the deceased. Based on interviews with the object owners, the interviewee's language is directly incorporated into the prose, as language also contains the power to mediate loss. Saved is a mixture of object, ethnography, and language combined with a sense of personal intimacy that addresses our human mortality.

The book also includes "Mattering," an essay by Cora Fisher, Curator of Visual Arts Programming at the Brooklyn Public Library, and micro-essays with photographs by five artists/authors: Sonya Clark, Alex Espinoza, Erika Hayasaki, Swati Khurana, and Leslie Gray Streeter.