Melanesia, from 'Fugue state'

Photographer's Name
Aline Smithson

'Fugue state' speaks to the potential loss of the tangible photograph in future generations. I observe my children, part of the most documented generation in history, creating thousands of images for their social media outlets, but am painfully aware that they have never made a photographic print. This loss of the photograph-as-object, as something tangible to be circulated through the decades, reflects the fading away of specific memories and identities.

Festival Year
2020