"I observed that a photograph can be the object of three practices (or of three emotions, or of three intentions) : to do, to undergo, to look. The Operator is the photographer. The Spectator is ourselves, all of us who glance through collections of photographs- in magazines and newspapers, in books, albums, archives...And the person or thing photographed is the Target, the referent, a kind of little simulacrum, any eidolon emitted by the object, which I should like to call the Spectrum of the photograph, because this word retains, through it's root, a relation to "spectacle" and adds to it that rather terrible thing which is there in every photograph: the return of the dead".
Roland Barthes Camera Lucida
These four photographs from my Roadside Memorials series will be included as part of an exhibit called Shrines & Altars, from July 8th - August 16th at Gallery Project, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
the gallery project