Photographer Catherine Panebianco—beforehand featured right here—just lately printed a fantastic new picture undertaking titled No Reminiscence is Ever Alone that pays tribute to her father through the use of his outdated slides to convey a bit of his previous into her current.
The undertaking is a twist on the “then and now” type photos that you simply’ve little question seen earlier than. Most such concepts use historic photos, mixing them into the fashionable scene to point out how a lot issues have modified since, say, World Struggle II. However Panebianco’s collection takes its “then” materials from a much more private supply: an outdated field of her father’s slides.
“No Reminiscence is Ever Alone is a visible dialog between my dad and I,” she explains on her web site. “He used to convey out a field of slides that he photographed in his late teenagers and early 20s each Christmas and made us view them on an outdated projector on our lounge wall telling the identical tales yearly. It was a constant reminiscence from a childhood the place we moved lots and I by no means felt like I had a gentle ‘place’ to reside and create recollections.”
By putting these similar slides into her present panorama, she’s created a “path of recollections, every [with] its personal affiliation for each of us.”
As Panebianco explains in her artist assertion for this collection, the undertaking served as a supply of reference to each of her dad and mom—she was utilizing her father’s slides, lots of which confirmed her mom, his spouse of 60 years, who just lately handed away.
The photographs act as tribute to them, and luxury for her. As she painstakingly sought out the proper location, the vignettes she created helped her really feel that her mom was watching over her, serving to to “create a ‘house’ for me wherever I am going.”
I didn’t wish to Photoshop that connection. A part of the method that was crucial for me was to seek out the correct location and really feel my dad’s slides united with how I reside right this moment—a spot inside a spot, a reminiscence inside a reminiscence.
To see the total collection, click on right here. And if you wish to discover extra of her work, you may go to her web site or observe her on Instagram.
(by way of Colossal by way of DIY Images)
Picture credit: All photographs by Catherine Panebianco and used with permission.