About the Book
One fall morning, strolling through the Milton Flea Market located in Milton, WV, I came across this treasure trove of picture post cards, cabinet cards, and misc. papers. Looking through these precious yet discarded items, I found a high school graduation roster with my great grandmother's name on it. Discovering this "trace" family prompted a search through my memories for better understanding of my roots. Having never met many of my extended family or ancestors, I scanned every face for clues of familiarity. I felt like every single one of these people could have been a "family tie" which leads me to question: Are we really the separate individuals we so believe ourselves to be? Assembling this vast sea of faces; I turned my domicile into a gallery space to host a homecoming celebration to (re)member these people into a family; my family.
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Large Square, 12×12 in, 30×30 cm
- Publish Date Oct 01, 2016
- Language English
- Tags carte de visite, ambrotype, daguerreotypes, flea markets, turn of the century, long exposures, tin types, picture post cards, cabinet cards, history, Her-story, milestones, portrait, love, women, family, mothers, children, realitves, kin, family ties, ancestry, architecture, conceptual art, visual art, melancholy, desloate, trees, tree, everyday, vernacular, self help, slr photography, art, photography, visual poetry