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The LIVING NATURE Exhibition

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by Gerhard Clausing on February 10, 2019

© Janos Lanyi

 

The LIVING NATURE Exhibition

We share our world with animals and plants, and both of these groups, while their physiology may differ, certainly demand our attention and care in various ways. They have a similar meaning to many of us as well, and we provide them with love and dedication, the closer they are to us, as they often share our most closely defined personal spaces. Some people talk to their plants, others to their pets, and some talk to both, placing similar value on these living beings that are our companions.

As the contributions for this theme came in, I saw a celebration of our animals and plants. I also saw that our group of photographers found visual excitement in the appearance and characteristics of these various “creatures” and vegetation. Whether they are found around our house, or majestically attempt to survive in their native habitats, there is a definite impact that plants and animals have on our psyche and our emotions. The particular observations collected here certainly pay tribute to the majesty and beauty of the plants and animals around us, and convey the impact they have on us, as well as the impact we have on them.

This time the order is by first name, in alphabetical order. Congratulations to Janos Lanyi for having his image selected as the keynote photograph, and to all the participants for their great work:  Beatta Bosworth, Bill Collins, Diane Reeves, Douglas Stockdale, Gerhard (Gerry) Clausing, Jan Brueckner, Janos Lanyi, Jim Koch, Jim McKinniss, Linda Berman, Manuel Martinez IV, Scott Mathews, and Stan Kuran. All images are copyright © by each individual photographer, with websites available by clicking the name when highlighted. Since this is an exhibition open only to our group of Photographers Exchange members, yet shown to the whole internet, it is our custom here (contrary to practice for other shows) to include some curator’s images as well, if only to call attention to yet another particular artistic perspective. Remember that Doug and I have issued a call for guest curators, so let us know if you are interested!

It was a pleasure to curate this exhibition for our group. Also, please pay attention to the newsletter that outlines the next two exhibition opportunities. We also welcome new members, which would allow newcomers to participate.

Enjoy!

Gerhard (Gerry) Clausing, Exhibition Curator

Beatta Bosworth

Bill Collins

Diane Reeves

Douglas Stockdale

Gerhard Clausing

Jan Brueckner

Janos Lanyi

Jim Koch

Jim McKinniss

Linda Berman

Manuel Martinez IV

Scott Mathews

Stan Kuran

On-line exhibition: Water & Ice

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on January 7, 2019

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copyright Scott Mathews

Within the artistic genre of landscape, documentary and still-live photography, the subject of water and all of its related forms is one of the classic themes. The subject of water has continued to evolve into contemporary art due to its metaphoric potential as representing one of the basic essences of life, thus carries the capability to visually represent a multitude of feelings and conditions.

This exhibition is an investigation of all of the conditions of water; whether it is a foggy day, the mist of a cold rain or a cascading waterfall runoff, and for this winter season, both ice and snow. This exhibition is inclusive of the events that occur in conjunction with water; how we as individuals, both directly or indirectly, interact with the various conditions and effects of water.

This is a broad interpretation of the myriad ways that visual symbols of water are investigated, whether the “modern” unadorned nature or the urban human landscape, as an abstract concept or a straight rendition while being created using digital capture, film or other analog techniques.

The fourteen artists in this exhibition include: Paul Anderson, Roger Bennett, Beatta Bosworth, Jan Brueckner, Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing, Bill Collins, Stan Kuran, Janos Lanyi, Scott Mathews, Jim McKinniss, Marc Plouffe, Diane Reeves, Robert Staeck and Douglas Stockdale. I have arranged the images alphabetically by last name. All images are Copyright © by each individual artist/photographer, with websites if available by clicking on the name when highlighted.

The exhibition is open only to members of Photographers Exchange and it is our custom (contrary to practice for other exhibits) to include some of the curator’s images as well, if only to call attention to yet another particular artistic perspective.

Cheers,

Douglas Stockdale, Associate Editor & exhibition curator

Exhibition:

Paul Anderson

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Roger Bennett

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Beatta Bosworth

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Jan Brueckner

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Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing

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Ocean Power

Bill Collins

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Stan Kuran

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Janos Lanyi

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Scott Mathews

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Jim McKinniss

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mckinniss_jim_morning #14

Marc Plouffe

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Diane Reeves

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reeves_diane_swimming fish duet_3

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Robert Staeck

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Douglas Stockdale

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The HUMAN NATURE Exhibition

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by Gerhard Clausing on December 10, 2018

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Jan Brueckner

 

The HUMAN NATURE Exhibition

It is the nature of humans to want to leave their mark, while life also leaves its marks on them. Whether it is through their own presence, or more indirectly through writing and art on paper, in blogs, or on walls, or paint on canvas, or through photographs and other media – there are memories and interpretations and evidence of the human spirit that outlast the moment.

The submissions for this exhibition are also a notable testament to the human spirit. We observe strong personalities, we can study human nature, both here as well as in other countries, as observed by our talented members, and we also witness attempts to make a difference through markings of all sorts, as well as an absence of significant markings at times (no program on TV). The selections shown here constitute a fascinating set of observations of many personal and social moments.

There are similarities and differences in the points of view represented. One could have grouped them by similarities rather than by photographer. Nevertheless, in the end I chose to keep the groupings by member; in this case – very predictably – alphabetically by last name. Congratulations to Jan Brueckner for having one of his images chosen as the keynote image, and kudos to all the participants for their imaginative work:  Roger Bennett, Beatta Bosworth, Jan Brueckner, Ellen Butler, Gerhard Clausing, Bill Collins, Jim Koch, Stan Kuran, Janos Lanyi, Scott Mathews, Marc Plouffe, Diane Reeves, and Douglas Stockdale.

All images are Copyright © by each individual photographer, with websites available by clicking the name when underlined. Since this is an exhibition open only to our group of Photographers Exchange members, yet shown to the whole internet, it is our custom here (contrary to practice for other shows) to include some curator’s images as well, if only to call attention to yet another particular artistic perspective. Remember that Doug and I have issued an open call for guest curators, so feel free to volunteer!

Enjoy the images! Hope to see you at the meeting on Thursday, December 13; in any case, best wishes for the holidays and for 2019!

Gerhard (Gerry) Clausing, Exhibition Curator

 

Roger Bennett

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Beatta Bosworth

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Jan Brueckner

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Ellen Butler

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Gerhard Clausing

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Bill Collins

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Jim Koch

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Stan Kuran

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Janos Lanyi

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Scott Mathews

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Marc Plouffe

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Diane Reeves

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Douglas Stockdale

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Survey of Contemporary Landscape

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on September 10, 2018

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Diane Reeves, Pyramid, Nevada

The investigation and image capture of the landscape dates back to the earliest photographs made by a camera in 1826 by Joseph Nicephore Niepce and the landscape still remains as one of the classic photographic genres.

Photographers have romanticized the landscape as part of the Pictorialist movement in the early 1900’s and incorporated it into the Modernist movement of the f/64 group in the 1940’s through the late 1960’s. The landscape photograph evolved with the Conceptual art movement, harking back to the New Topographics exhibition in 1975 at the George Eastman House exhibition. Today landscape photographs have become ubiquitous, either in the multitude of family vacations or the documentation of the surrounding urban/rural environments posted on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or other social media.

The images in Contemporary Landscape in this on-line exhibition are a broad investigation of the myriad ways in which we investigate the landscape through art and photography. It is a photographic survey of current landscape practices; whether investigating “classic” unadorned nature or the gritty urban landscape, as an abstract concept or a straight rendition while being created using digital capture, analog/film, digital manipulation or in combination with other medium and artistic expressions.

The 13 artist/photographers in this exhibition include: Paul Anderson, Jan Brueckner, Ellen Butler, Frank Cancian, Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing, Jim McKinniss, Jim Koch, Stan Kuran, Janos Lanyi, Scott Mathews, Marc Plouffe, Diane Reeves, Douglas Stockdale.

Cheers!

Douglas Stockdale, Exhibition Curator

Survey of Contemporary Landscape

Paul Anderson

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Jan Brueckner

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Ellen Butler

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Frank Cancian

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Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing

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Jim McKinniss

Jim McKinniss_Sphere on the Road Ahead

Jim McKinniss_RV Park After the Apocalypse #2

 

Jim Koch

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Stan Kuran

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Janos Lanyi

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Scott Mathews

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Marc Plouffe

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Diane Reeves

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Douglas Stockdale

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CONNECTIONS

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on August 8, 2018

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copyright Jim Koch

CONNECTIONS exhibition

Photography is a medium that allows us to connect: to communicate with other individuals as well as with the world as our ever-present backdrop. While in our current time digital processes seem to create distance, the medium of photography cuts through this digital omnipresence and enables us to address human concerns and to draw parallels and achieve insights that are at the core of our existence. Time, place, light, and emotions inspire the photographer to create images which are intended to engage the viewer in our shared human experience, and a multitude of human emotions can be elicited through images that range from the tangible to the abstract and metaphorical.

The images in CONNECTIONS present individual interpretations of the myriad ways in which we connect to each other through photography. As the images were created, a connection between the subject and the photographer was established. A second level of connection may be shown or implied through the elements depicted in the photograph. A third connection then is created by the viewer’s interpretation of the image. Thus the process of CONNECTIONS is indeed a multifaceted and creative one that reaches beyond the depiction itself and is intended to share human experiences and interpretation, facilitated though the medium of photography.

Artists & photographers who are included in this exhibition include: Diane Andrus, Diane Reeves, Douglas Stockdale, Ellen Butler, Frank Cancian, Gerhard Clausing, Jan Brueckner, Janos Lanyi, Jim Ashcroft, Kathy Shapiro, Jim Koch, Marc Plouffe, Michael Weitzman, Paul Anderson, Raquel Landworth-Kleinhenz, Robert Staeck, Roger Bennett, Scott Mathews, Stan Kuran, & William Edwards (listed by first name). Copyrights belong to each artist/photographer.

Curated by Douglas Stockdale

Exhibition:

Diane Andrus

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Diane_Andrus_Connection3

 

Diane Reeves

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Diane_Reeves_On Thin Ice_2

 

Douglas Stockdale

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Douglas_Stockdale_Connection26

 

Ellen Butler

ellen butler Anne [right]

ellen butler Jolene's Strength

 

Frank Cancian

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Frank_Cancian_Connection9

 

Gerhard Clausing

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Gerhard_Clausing_Connection11

 

Jan Brueckner

Jan_Brueckner_Connection7

Jan_Brueckner_Connection6

 

Janos Lanyi

Janos_Lanyi_Salamanca

 

Jim Ashcroft

Jim_Ashcraft_Connection4

 

Kathy Shapiro

Kathy_Shaprio_Connection23

 

Marc Plouffe

Marc_Plouffe_Connection29

Marc_Plouffe_Connection18

 

Michael Weitzman

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Paul Anderson

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Raquel Landworth-Kleinhenz

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Robert Staeck

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Robert_Staeck_connections

 

Roger Bennett

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Scott Mathews

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Stan Kuran

Photography

After The Fall

William Edwards

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Douglas Stockdale – Artist talk at Fabrik Projects June 2nd

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on May 30, 2018

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Middle Ground exhibition, Fabrik Projects, photograph by Don Webb II

One of the requests that apparently reoccurred during my opening reception is for an artist talk about this exhibition and artist project. The artist talk is now scheduled to coincide with the exhibition closing reception at 4pm on Saturday, June 2nd (2018) at the Fabrik Projects gallery.

To talk about myself and my art projects is not always the easiest thing for me to do. To write about it as I have on this blog is okay, perhaps something I am more comfortable with in that I have an opportunity to develop what I write and the edit before I commit to publishing it. Even then when I have some second thoughts, I can come back and edit what I wrote. I am also very comfortable teaching a workshop about a subject that I am very familiar with, such as my book development class with LACP. Talking about myself and my art projects, perhaps not so much.

What does help if I start taking some notes to outline what I want to convey, then leaving plenty of time for questions and answers. I am going to try to cover the basics about this artist project: what, where, when, how and maybe the most critical; why. I also suspect that this will be a walking talk, not a formal group sit-down, which will help me a little bit more in that it’s a bit easier for me if I can walk and talk about the exhibition.

The photograph above is the exhibition space that I had envisioned for this project in how the photographs (barriers) would ring around a room and thus surround the viewer. One of the many exhibition trade-offs; larger prints but then less images in this space. It will be interesting to get some more feedback during my talk as I already plan to defer to some open ended questions for the group.

Location: Fabrik Projects; 2636 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles (near Culver City)

Artist talk & reception: Saturday, June 2nd,  4 -7pm

Cheers & hope to see you there!

Doug Stockdale, Associate Editor

Douglas Stockdale at LACP Fine Art Exhibition opening Friday, May 25th, 2018

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on May 23, 2018

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AmericaMiddle Ground/En Medio Tierra, 2016 copyright Douglas Stockdale

As a member of the Photographers Exchange, I am very excited to announce that two of my photographs from my Middle Ground/En Medio Tierra project were selected by Scott B. Davis for the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) annual Fine Art Exhibition. The two photographs are America, above and the photograph San Diego Port of Entry, below.

The theme for this year is Expanding Boundaries. Although my project has as it’s primary subject a series of barriers, a form of physical boundary, the series also documents how these barriers are deteriorating and include passage ways that allow access. Thus providing an element of hope to individuals in order they might contemplate that they can overcome any barrier that they might encounter in life.

The exhibition opening is this Friday, May 25th, 2018 at the LACP facility in Los Angeles from 7pm – 10pm. LACP is located at 1515 Wilcox Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

The LACP exhibition will is available for viewing from May 25th thru June 22nd.

I am equally excited that this LACP exhibition of Middle Ground/En Medio Tierra is overlapping the full exhibition of this body of work at Fabrik Projects. Another two-fer for this body project! As a reminder, my artist book of this body of work is available from me or from Fabrik Projects as well.

Cheers!

Doug

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Douglas Stockdale – Gallery representation – Fabrik Projects

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on April 29, 2018

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Surveillance (Middle Ground/En Medio Tierra) 42″ x 52″ 2016 Douglas Stockdale

I have a really wonderful announcement to make; I am honored to become a represented artist of Fabrik Projects!

I am joining a group of talented artist, including Sarah Hadley, Tami Bahat, Martin Cox, Christopher Sheils, Cia Foreman, Glen Wexler, Andy Burgess and many others.

This gallery representation coincides with my upcoming exhibition at the Fabric Projects gallery in May;

Middle Ground/En Medio Tierra

May 5th – June 2nd, 2018

Artist reception: Saturday, May 12th, 6 – 8pm. Hope to see you there!

Fabrik Projects: 2636 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles (near Culver City), California

Note: My self-published artist book of the same title, Middle Ground/En Medio Tierra is now available for pre-order.  Already this artist book is now planned for shipment to new homes in Germany, Hong Kong and of course here in the United States. Your pre-orders really do help me with this self-publishing event. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Cheers!

John Divola – Medium festival Keynote speaker

Posted in Photo Workshops, Photography by douglaspstockdale on April 17, 2018

from Dogs Chasing My Car in the Desert, ©John Divola

The Medium Festival has just announced their Keynote Speaker, who is photographer/artist John Divola, who will present the 7th annual Keynote Lecture on Fri., Oct. 19, 2018 in San Diego at the festival.

John Divola’s work combines ideas of performance, painting, photography, and land art into a career spanning nearly five decades. He currently lives and works in Riverside, CA. Divola works in photography, describing himself as exploring the landscape by looking for the edge between the abstract and the specific. He is a Professor in the art department at University of Riverside since 1988 and has published four books: ContinuityIsolated HousesDogs Chasing My Car In The Desert, and Three Acts.

More information on the Medium Festival, which runs October 18-21st in San Diego, CA can be found here.

For those who are interested in the Medium Portfolio Reviews, registration opens later this week on April 19-20. Last year these review slots disappeared fast. Just saying….

Cheers!

 

Special MOPLA Event This Week: LOST ROLLS AMERICA Featured April 12-15

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Gerhard Clausing on April 10, 2018

A special event sponsored by the project LOST ROLLS AMERICA will be featured this week as part of the 10th Month of Photography Los Angeles, to take place at the Line Hotel, April 12-15. I spent a bit of time familiarizing myself with the project and would like to share some of my thoughts.

Ron Haviv, well-known award-winning photographer, and Lauren Walsh, Director of NYU Gallatin’s Photojournalism Lab, are the forces behind the project. The idea was to solicit undeveloped film that might be hiding in people’s drawers, almost forgotten, but perhaps worthy of seeing the light of day. The deal was, you sent them your undeveloped roll of film, they had it developed by FujiFilm, and the finished images were then returned to you, with the option of incorporating one or two into the archive, after some questions regarding time, place, subject, and photographer’s reaction and memories evoked are answered. Here is the project’s original description:

Lost Rolls America is a national photo archive created by a democratized process: Anyone can submit their lost roll of film to the project for processing (the images must be at least 3 years old), and the images are subsequently returned to the originator.  These contributors, who are members of the general public, are asked to select one image, answer several questions that are provided, and return it to the project for inclusion in the archive.

This photography project is the brainchild of Ron Haviv, Project Creator and Emmy-nominated, award winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency VII, and Lauren Walsh, Project Director and Director of NYU Gallatin’s Photojournalism Lab.  Her work focuses on the history of photography, contemporary visual culture, war reportage and journalistic ethics.  Ron’s prior book, The Lost Rolls, was the jumping off point for this project.

Meanwhile, the archive has grown into several hundred images, and these can be studied along with the fascinating answers to the questions, on the website devoted to the project.

Here is the poster for this week’s event:

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Studying the pictures in the collection is a great adventure into recent popular, “vernacular,” and even some professional lost photography. Forgotten places and people take on a mysterious aura: friends, relatives, and pets in long-forgotten moments of levity or seriousness remind all of us about the fleeting nature of life. Indeed, even experiments with fine art photography may be hidden among the undeveloped rolls still hidden in your closets or other places, as the images submitted by Melanie Chapman and Chris Jurgenson demonstrate. I leave it to you to find these and other images in the archives and to read the responses of the photographers who found the films. Not every ambiguous moment can be disambiguated! And yet, memories from our past, when shared, can become a part of our universal experience and help us understand our common concerns.

Gerhard Clausing

 

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© Walker Sayen / Courtesy Lost Rolls America

 

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Anne Olmstead (assumed), © Jeff Olmstead / Courtesy Lost Rolls America

 

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© Melanie Chapman / Courtesy Lost Rolls America

 

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© Chris Jurgenson / Courtesy Lost Rolls America

 

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