Visual Inspiration from Japan

Vincent Vu

Sergey Ponomarev

These are some photographs taken from an online blog, highlighting how the Japanese display photographs that have been found in earthquake wreckage. The photographs are cleaned and hung out on clothes pegs for families to search for their loved ones, more often than not, the photograph will be all that remains of the person. The journalist explores the possibilities that people find comfort in the photographs, rather than closure.

These photographs have inspired me when thinking about how I want to display my final pieces. Shall I too hang my photographs on clothes pegs to accentuate the feelings of security and love I feel for my family? Could this be worthy of an installation? Hanging photographs on netting?

Photographs taken from:

Bohr, M. ‘Photography, Memory and a Wave of Destruction’ [online] http://visualcultureblog.com/2011/04/photography-memory-and-a-wave-of-destruction/ [25th April 2012]

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