Cached Memory


[...] “Compared to today’s vernacular photography that is imposed on people through social media, the enthusiasm in these old photographs, within the intimate setting of the home, is inherently different. Especially in their relation to feelings of personal pride and joy. These older photos mark certain events in the lives of the people, they present a careful collection of memories whereas today our collections have far become uncontrolled to the border of memory-hoarding.
And now, we get to pick through their milestones of life, purchase them in bundles and appropriate their stories through decontextualizing them from the timeline they belonged to. One of the most exciting outcomes of this phenomenon is our ability to interpret the old photographs although we have no apriori understanding of the politics that lie behind it.”[...] excerpt from the essay Cached Memory