There is no family without a family album, no family without a family history. Photographs from family albums show shared moments: vacations, parties, meals and ceremonies. These instants captured on film are marked by family history and sublimated by the power of the image. Hard times fade and give way to a feeling of nostalgia and happiness. The family album becomes a collection of good memories, and the image becomes the medium of memory.
This article is reserved for subscribed members only. If you are already a member, you can log in here below.
Subscribe for full access to The Eye of Photography archives!
That’s thousands of images and articles, documenting the history of the medium of photography and its evolution during the last decade, through a unique daily journal. Explore how photography, as an art and as a social phenomenon, continue to define our experience of the world. Two offers are available.
Subscribe either monthly for $5 or annually for $50 (2 months offered).