We Shared A Year

2019/In-Progress

We Shared A Year is a photo montage series in which I gather and unite both personal and public photographs.

Every final collage is representative of a year, starting with my birth in 1994. Each year contains a family photograph cropped as a square and centered. Behind the family photographs are images from one public event which occurred that same year. However, that public event is manipulated and layered in an amount which corresponds to my age during that year. For instance, I was 2 years old in 1996, so there are two layers of Ted Kaczynski’s cabin behind the family photograph.

The goal for this project was to view the macro against the micro in one fell swoop. I wanted to analyze the minutiae of how personal lives exist in the foreground while the rest of the world is operating in the background of our daily existence. We have our own recollection of daily life, but when a major event happens it provides us all with a collective timestamp for that day.

1996 (2 Layers of Ted Kaczynski’s cabin)

1997 (3 Layers of Deep Blue vs Kasparov)

1997 (3 Layers of Deep Blue vs Kasparov)

1998 (4 Layers of Bill Clinton impeachment trial)

1999 (5 Layers of Columbine High School)

2012 (18 Layers of Hurricane Sandy Aftermath)

Documentation of  2012 (18 Layers of Hurricane Sandy Aftermath)  and  Vol. 1  at the Separate Check’s exhibtion  Summer Crush

Documentation of 2012 (18 Layers of Hurricane Sandy Aftermath) and Vol. 1 at the Separate Check’s exhibtion Summer Crush