From Our Windows: The Book
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. From Our Windows
is David Firman’s personal story, told through Polaroid pictures, of life contained within four walls. Set during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the story explores the relationship of sanctuary to the now-viral world outside, separated yet connected through thin sheets of glass.
In the late 1970s, photographer André Kertész was living a parallel narrative. Old age and isolation—his wife had recently passed—left him looking through the window of his New York apartment, a story he told through Polaroid pictures and his 1981 book, From My Window
Separated by forty years, Firman draws on Kertész’s work in his own search for beauty in the face of loss.