Five stories of women inspired by antique photographs
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published April 2015
With the advent of social media, our faces and stories are public record. However, before the selfie, before the Polaroid, people's relationships to portraiture was quite different. In Photographs, Katharine O'Flynn looks at five found prints of women whose stories and identities have been lost. She gives the reader an opportunity to consider how we share our best selves, what sociopolitical context we operate under and where those ideas were born from. And in doing so, she gives these five women an opportunity for new life.