ORPHAN EDITIONS are photobooks and photographic editions sourced from the Found Photo Foundation— a photographic archive for the study and care of orphan photographs. As an experimental publishing project, ORPHAN EDITIONS investigate how specific aspects of the photobook medium expand readings of orphan photographic archives that are sequential and trigger a story–telling/ documentary perspective.
Each work explores a particular approach to publishing the printed material on the Foundation’s collections.
ORPHAN #1: BUS-SPOTTING + A STORY
A 4-part photo-essay.
Photographs from the Found Photo Foundation by Colin Stannard, Douglas F. Parker, G. Mead, J. G. S. Smith, Phil Picken, Robert F. Mack, T.E.S., T. L. Jones, and unknown photographers.
ORPHAN #2: LISBON VERNACULAR
A selection from three photo albums of domestic porn, found in the offices of Lisbon’s leading telecommunications company.
ORPHAN #3: FLORAMCCALLICA
Collage of orphan photos from a set dated 1958 found in Lisbon flea market and a 1920s herbarium (Herbarium Britannicum) discarded by London Kew Garden