Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I sometimes wonder who will take possession of all my family's photos when I'm gone. I'm not talking tintypes. These are a suitcase full of 1970's, 80's and 90's snapshots that has been passed on to me. Besides the family pics, there are vacation photos, town activities, and more. I don't even know many of the folks in these pictures, or where they were taken.
For those of us who carry, store, or dust our treasured “stuff” with the hopes that someday, someone else will also treasure it, please check this short essay in the NYTimes online by Ellen Lupton. It’s sweet, almost sad, and definitely right on point.