Friday, May 16, 2008

help me out?

next week, in all three of my classes, I want to talk about photo projects that deal with history. I've got an earlier post here where I mention some examples that I like to use. Others include the thirdview site and maybe one or two of the other rephotographic projects (like Susan Meiselas' "Re-framing History," but I'd love to find something where someone is looking into their personal history, rather than our collective. I swear I remember seeing a project somewhere through the blogosphere within the past few months where the photographer was shooting sites of personal relevance. Anything come to mind?
Thanks.

10 comments:

bob said...

you may be thinking of derek shapton

http://www.derekshapton.com/fell-off-bike.html

shawn said...

Bob, I realize that we've just met, and I don't want to freak you out and come on too strong or anything, but I really think I love you. That's exactly what I was thinking of. Thanks much,
s

Mel Trittin said...

On a somewhat lighter note Jon Gitelson's project (http://www.thegit.net/thegit.net/books/Waving/htmls/waving1.html) comes to mind.

shawn said...

ooh yes. Thanks mel. I am also loving you right now.

Chase said...

You could go for the sexual past of "Nascent Sexuality Polaroid Study"

http://blog.photoshelter.com/2008/05/nascent-sexuality-polaroid-study.html

or directly

http://www.drivenbyboredom.com/2008/05/06/nascent-sexuality-polaroid-study/

Andrew said...

Hi Shawn,

two of my favorites are
Janne Lehtinen "The Descendants" and Seiichi Furuya's work about his wife, "Christine Furuya-Gössler, Mémoires 1978-1985".
http://www.dnp.co.jp/museum/nmp/nmp_i/articles/furuya.html

andrew

Blake Andrews said...

Mitch Epstein's Family Business
Sylvia Plachy's Self Portrait With Cows Going Home

LKB said...

Hi Shawn -

A few come to mind,

Frank Gohlke's early work in Wichita Falls in his parent's yard

Sage Sohier's work about her mother, http://www.sagesohier.com/

And Bruce Myren's Markers: Memory, (be sure to click on the? to see the full titles
http://www.brucemyren.com/
(He has a new project in which he is photographing all of the places he's lived in MA to where we live now. I can send you a pic, as I happen know know him :) It's 12 feet long.

LKB said...

If you are thinking more history, history, there was a fabulous show at MassMoca, Ahistoric Occasion: Artists Making History

http://www.massmoca.org/event_details.php?id=77

LKB said...

Direct link to statement, http://www.brucemyren.com/Pages/statements.html#memory