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Rachel Cox Explains Backstory Of "Shiny Ghost"

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Rachel Cox spent a decade taking photographs of her grandmother and would eventually become the center of her book "Shiny Ghost."

Rachel Cox’s grandmother was a woman with a big personality and a keen sense of fashion. When Cox, a photographer and assistant professor of photography at the University of Iowa, first started taking pictures of her grandmother, she didn’t have any particular projects in mind. But as her grandmother declined over the course of a decade, suffering from a degenerative brain disease, she felt compelled to photograph her life and death. The result is the book Shiny Ghost.

On this segment of Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe speaks with Cox about her relationship with her grandmother and how the book came to be. Cox will be at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City on Friday April 10 at 7:00PM to give a talk and sign copies of Shiny Ghost.

Guest:

Rachel Cox, photographer and assistant professor of photography at the University of Iowa

Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa