To quote those oft-repeated opening lines of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” And so it was with my family, sparse as it was without siblings. Happy or not, the impulse to record is as immutable as the will to remember. So, these 15 images exist as an alternative family archive. They present, or rather re-present, my dead mother and dead father in a fusion of time, place, and memory. To use Charlotte Delbo’s words, I am unsure if these images are true. But I am sure that they...
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