“dear photograph”

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The day after I posted a few of my old childhood photos on here, I come across this website via NPR. Sipping my morning coffee, I looked through the pages of accumulated nostalgia, taking in the different stories as shared through snapshots and their recreation at a later point in time. Some are funny and irreverant, others melancholy and not without a touch of regret. I soon found myself wondering whether I could recreate a moment captured during my childhood during my upcoming visit in Romania.

The challenge in recreating moments for the purpose of such a project is the need to be in the physical location where the original image was captured. Having grown up in four countries and countless houses and appartments, I’m not usually in close proximity to any of my childhood hangouts. Dear Photograph raised all kinds of questions for me on the role of home, photographic memory, and ephemera.

I find new blogs every day but I always know that it’s a good one when it inspires me to think about my lif and how my narrative would fit within the framework of that blog’s topic. If you haven’t seen it, Dear Photograph is worth checking out. And if you submit any photos yourself, do let me know!

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3 Responses to “dear photograph”

  1. Christina says:

    Very fun! I think I have heard about this before, or something similar. Really neat idea … I could try a photo like this when I hit Europe. Have to dig through some old ones ;-) Happy belated Mother’s Day!

    • Jaswinder says:

      Your passion for ccilyng is astonishing! You are amazing, Emily! May God keep you safe and strong from San Franscico to Washington, D.C. throughout your pedals of love . My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am proud to have you as a friend and co-worker.

  2. Laura says:

    Fascinating idea but also painfully nostalgic. So many places are gone and things have changed so much in thirty, forty years, etc., that recreating a moment of the past in this fashion is both challenging and magic.

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