COME AGAIN WHEN YOU CAN'T STAY SO LONG

"With Come Again When You Can't Stay So Long, Tara Wray perfectly balances humor, pathos and tenderness...There are few artist's books I can think of that manage to be as simultaneously entertaining and heart-wrenching as Come Again"
-Alec Soth

CAWYCSSL (2014) is a photobook follow-up to Tara Wray's autobiographical documentary Manhattan, Kansas (SXSW 2006), about her relationship with her mentally ill mother. The book documents Wray's return to Kansas after a long absence to visit her grandmother, a character from the film. It is a portrait of love, mortality, and the ambivalence of family ties.

CAWYCSSL is hand sewn with a letter-pressed cover and letter-pressed bookmark. It measures 6x9, 52 pages, and comes in an edition of 125 numbered and signed copies. 

Available in the Store.


PRESS, etc.

  • Griffin Museum of Photography, 8th annual self-published photobook exhibition, 2017
  • Featured on LENSCRATCHAint-Bad, and STRANT
  • Fall Line Fifty, a juried selection of self-published books, 2017
  • 2nd Juried Photobook Exhibition, Vermont Center for Photography, 2017
  • Named one of the best books of 2014 by FlakPhoto
  • Dartmouth College 2014 Book Arts Prize honorable mention
  • INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, Phoenix Art Museum, 2014
  • Permanent collection of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University
  • Permanent collection of the Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame
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