Recollecting & Forgetting


  Nonna  Nonno

Recollecting & Forgetting

 20 x 27 cms

Three-plate etchings onto Somerset Paper

 “the power of authentication in the photograph exceeds the power of representation”.

For me it is the connection to time and memory that makes photographs interesting and potentially uncanny.   These photographs are of my grandparents, taken in the 1930s and layered together with text and stamps taken from their birth certificates – another type of authentication.  I was not born when they were taken and they are not here now.  I am the age they were when they posed for these photograph, which now remain as evidence of their existence and like our memories, even photographs fade.

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