#HISTORY – The point she makes is accurate. I’m talking about my sister when she says, “we can’t let Grandpa just forget about the box of photographs in the corner box of his house.”
And of course, she’s right. Digital cameras have been around for almost two decades now but prior to that, our generations’ have had access to plenty of non-digitized photography in their family archives.
So what happens to all that stuff that pre-dates our digital camera usage? Are we as a collective family (or families) going to just let it disappear, never to be seen again, or are we going to generate real interesting works of creative endeavour meant to celebrate our legacies as people who have had a historical role in shaping communities?
So, some of us are getting together to begin archiving family photography in a way not typically achieved by most families who have relied solely on the digital era of cameras to dominate our documented history. There are a few projects in the works, nothing that can really be talked about here for the moment, but if you understand the Ukrainian language, this photo below has a few clues in it.
There is information and plenty of history stored away in old family photos, and going to the grave without establishing some sort of trust in the value of that history for future generations is not something I want to be pursuing.
Can we really extract value and a benefits for the next generations from a dusty old pile of photos in the corner of Grandpa’s office? Sure, we can. After all, there are memories there.
We’ll take those memories and make them live forever.
Plenty more to come here, stay tuned… we have ideas brewing.