“Finding photographs can be a strange phenomenon. I am not so much disturbed (if that is the right word) by encountering images of strangers, but think it might have something to do with finding other people’s valuable property. Value which in my mind potentially increases with the age of the object.
So it has happened that in Third Ward, I have found several photographs and even whole albums of photographs. This experience often places me in an emotional quandary. From my perspective it is obviously it is a great find, but simultaneously there is a sense of loss which takes place on numerous levels: the first being the loss of the object, the second being the loss of life, or property which precludes the discarding of such items, and the last being the loss of memory, or experiential evidence for the owner, or the ones they left behind.”
via Unity Foto Bank.