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

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FOUND PHOTO FOUNDATION

Artist-led platform for the study and care 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.
Organised in informal collections, the photographs are used for study,
workshops, publications and exhibitions. Creative research methods
allow to unravel the diverse meanings of collecting, exhibiting and
publishing orphan photography.

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FPF#1 Newspaper work documenting Found Photo
Foundation collections and publications

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Orphan Editions
photobooks and photographic editions
sourced from FOUND PHOTO FOUNDATION 

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Chaos of Memories
A reflective essay drawn out of existing artistic practice,
the focus is the Found Photo Foundation experimental archiving.

paula roush, found photo foundation: installation view at Dear Aby Warburg: What can be done with images? Dealing with Photographic Material, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, 2012–2013

 The exhibition "Dear Aby Warburg: What can be done with images? Dealing with Photographic Material," —Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen—the FOUND PHOTO FOUNDATION exhibited as an experimental archive. 

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Torn, Folded, Curled: Photobooks sourced from Arab Image Foundation's collections of orphan photographs

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Order and Collapse: The lives of Archives
Book presents the Found Photo Foundation in the context of contemporary artistic and research-based
approaches to existing archives, the act of collecting images, and creating new archives.

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 Source: Arab Image Foundation
Reflective essay organised around three photobooks sourced from the Arab Image Foundation photographic collections.

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Dear Aby Warburg
What can be done with images?
This book presents FOUND PHOTO FOUNDATION 
with recent positions in contemporary art that deal
with photographic material.

paula roush, found photo foundation: installation view at Dear Aby Warburg: What can be done with images? Dealing with Photographic Material, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, 2012–2013

 The exhibition "Dear Aby Warburg: What can be done with images? Dealing with Photographic Material," —Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen—the FOUND PHOTO FOUNDATION exhibited as an experimental archive. 

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Found Photo Foundation part of  Participatory Architectures (Memory, Archive, Revolution)
Installation at the Paradigm Store exhibition 

msdm

msdm means mOBILE sTRATEGIES of dISPLAY & mEDIATION
we  are a nomadic House — Studio — Gallery for photographic
art & curatorial research, an expanded practice of the artist's
book,
photobook  publishing and peer- to- peer collaborations 

by appointment only
please e-mail to schedule a visit

paula roush 
founder


paularoush@gmail.com

studio-house-gallery
london SE


msdm@msdm.org.uk

school of arts  & creative industries  
london south bank university


roushp@lsbu.org.uk