FOUND. Dawn Parsonage. 2020
Highlights of my collection. My archive contains over 10,000 photographs, negatives and magic lantern slides, collected over the last 20 years.
A book containing a look at my collection through a visual narrative. With no words it links each image to the one before in theme or feeling. Telling the story of our relationship to photography, of emotions and what it is to be human. It explores my belief that found photography should be raised up and perceived as more than cute snapshots by amateurs. Snapshot photography is often taken by those close to us, allowing us to take our guard down. Or it allows us to see through the eyes of others to see what they find is important and essential to remember.
FOUND is an experiment, a one off where I set myself the task to distill my thoughts of found photography in visual form.