Title: Buena memoria
Photographer(s): Marcelo Brodsky
Writer(s): Vera Jarach, Julio Velasco, Martin Caparros, José Pablo Feinmann, Juan Gelman, Marcelo Brodsky
Designer(s): Oscar Pinto, Mariana Sussman
Publisher(s): La Marca, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Ponte della Memoria, Roma, Italy
Language(s): Italian, Spanish
Size: 24 x 28,5 cm
Edition: 1st Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, Argentina,1996
Print: Union Printing, Viterbo, Italy
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Argentina, 1976 -
Good Memory is an extended photographic essay, of which 1st Year, 6th Division, Class Photo 1967 is the centrepiece. The larger part of the project consists of photographs Brodsky took of his former classmates who were still alive once he had tracked them down. In these images, 1st Year, 6th Division, Class Photo 1967 also appears, either blown up as a background or being held by the subject.
Good Memory is a deeply personal project for the artist – several of his former friends and classmates, as well as his older brother Fernando, last seen in 1979, were among the disappeared. Three of the children pictured were later imprisoned by the military regime; two of them, including Brodsky’s best friend Martín, were never seen again.
The first exhibition of Good Memory was in the Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires (CNBA) in 1996
The book was published in several editions from different publishers as Hatje Cantz in 2003 and Memorial da Resistência de São Paulo in 2010