FOUND PHOTO FOUNDATION
The FOUND PHOTO FOUNDATION is an artist-led curatorial platform for the study and care of orphan photographs. There are multiple reasons these photographs became orphaned: 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.
Newspaper work documenting publications sourced from the Found Photo Foundation.
29 x 38 cm
digital printed colour
newsprint 55 gsm
Essay by Tanja Verlak: “An attempt at exhausting an archive / Found Photo Foundation”
Dear Aby Warburg: What can be done with images? Dealing with Photographic Material
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
Curated by Eva Schmidt
In the exhibition "Dear Aby Warburg: What can be done with images? Dealing with Photographic Material," the FOUND PHOTO FOUNDATION was exhibited as an experimental archive.