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Forgotten and For Sale
Forgotten and For Sale

This project is based on Tom R. Chambers' coverage of old photographs at various antique shops in Texas. He got so tired of and angry at seeing family photographs (heirlooms) on display and for sale at retail stores that he decided to document these insensitive displays for exhibition consideration.

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This project documents old photographs, in situ. They are “forgotten and for sale” in various antique shops in Texas (Hico, Georgetown, Brenham, Sealy). There is a lack of concern that prevails throughout the documentation. Family members (others) seem to have little regard for personal photo collections – visual histories that recall and validate genealogical connections, not to mention record historical moments in time.

Through arrangements and juxtapositions, the project not only calls attention to this neglect, but also recaptures those proud and familiar moments that comprise familial (otherwise) existence. Many of the images show a collective disregard via multiple photographs that make up the compositions.

What is interesting about this project is the fact that the old photographs are shown in their discarded and sell-mode fashion. Most if not all projects about old photographs show those images themselves – out of context.

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