Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget
Forgive But Never Forget

FORGIVE BUT

NEVER FORGET

2015

 

20.3cm x 25.4cm

Silver Gelatin Prints

For years I built this barrier, this automated system to instinctively shut down any visual recognition of people's faces. What was meant to be an effective defense mechanism has gradually evolved into a social burden where I am now incapable of remembering faces. I have so successfully suppressed my own ability to recognize that I have now neglected those worth remembering.

This series seeks to confront the very faces that drove me into this mental state of facial-forgetfulness through photographic reconstructions. Because I was unable to vividly recall any of these faces entirely, I allowed myself to freely piece the various features that I have collected together. While doing so, some similar combinations surfaces and I begin to wonder if these reoccurring faces have any resemblance to those I have been running from for so long...

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