msdm a nomadic house-studio-gallery for photographic art and curatorial research, an expanded practice of the artist's book, photobook publishing and peer-to-peer collaboration created by contemporary artist paula roush
FOUND PHOTO FOUNDATION
FPF Found Photo Foundation is an artist-led platform dedicated to collection, care and study of orphan photographs. There are multiple reasons photographs become orphan: they may have been abandoned following the death of their owners, they may have been stolen, or they may have simply ceased to be useful and thrown in the garbage, from where they may have been rescued and put back on the market.
FPF Found Photo Foundation methodologies contrast with those of traditional institutional archives. They are experimental and mobilise vernacular and queer feminist models of assembling collections. Artistic methodologies, developed specifically for each collection, include critical transdisciplinary research, collaborative field work, photogrammetry, 3dmodeling, biographical annotation, photobook publishing and installation work.
Exhibitions like "Dear Aby Warburg" and "Paradigm Store" have provided a curatorial framework to survey the creative processes within the Found Photo Foundation. These reflect the diversity of media and archival methodologies deployed in the work with orphan photography, including the use of provisional taxonomies and the foregrounding of participatory tools.
TORN, FOLDED, CURLED : FOUND PHOTO FOUNDATION IN RESIDENCY
AT THE ARAB IMAGE FOUNDATION
Participatory Architectures (Memory, Archive, Revolution)
Found Photo Foundation
Paradigm Store exhibition
Orphan Editions: photobooks sourced from the FOUND PHOTO FOUNDATION