Returned, inkjet prints, 2018-2019

When my Great Aunt passed away, I inherited a box of all of her photographs. These images contained a lifetime of travel. Her photographic archive is an archaeological one – physical remains dug up from the basement of a woman that I never really knew. This work considers the remnants of imagery. With her passport and photo development envelopes as evidence, I share a retrospective of her life through the photographic materiality she left behind. Her lifetime of travels fading from photographic existence provides insight into our ritualistic collection of photographic material and how it carries beyond our collections.