Williamsburg, A Place I Once Called Home


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Williamsburg, A Place I Once Called Home is Mara’s personal record of her life there between the years of 1994 and 1996. With a distinctive style, she beautifully weaves B&W urban landscapes, intimate portraits, and lyrical street scenes with stories, personal letters, and diary entries in both Spanish and English.


The book is at once a wonderful record of a particular epoch and a historical archive of many places in Williamsburg which have either radically changed or cease to exist. It’s a window into the life of a woman strongly connected to her changing and expanding world, and also very much tied to where she comes from. More than two decades later Mara continues to live in Williamsburg, a reluctant witness to the massive transformation and the disappearance of familiar places and faces. This book is her ode to what it once was, a place she once called home.


Williamsburg, A Place I Once Called Home

Photographs and text by Mara Catalán

Design by Bonnie Bryant

Red Hook Editions, 2018

Edition of 700 copies

Hardcover with dust jacket

156 pp., b/w and color illustrated throughout

210 x 297 mm

ISBN 9781941703076

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