Case Studies: An Experiment in Decoding (and Understanding) Archival Practices
– A collaboration between Jim Dow & Sarah Pollman
The project can be watched as a slideshow by visiting this site – http://casestudiessmfa.wordpress.com/
Sarah Pollman – Sarah Pollman lives and works in Boston, MA where she is a current MFA candidate at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. She is the founder and curator of 3200K, a printed fine-art quarterly dedicated to emerging photographers working in analog media. Her work has been shown across the United States and included in corporate and private collections.
Jim Dow – Jim Dow’s photographs focus on the passage of time as it is recorded in objects, places and landscapes from the U.S. South to North Dakota, Great Britain, Argentina, Mexico and Uruguay. Using an 8 x 10 inch view camera, Dow turns his lens to roadside signs, aging buildings, and interiors that often feel locked in another era. His images honestly record the scenes before his camera, avoiding sentiments of nostalgia while paying tribute to marks made to the land by current and past residents. Dow pushes his viewer to reconsider familiar surroundings and discern the beauty and cultural history hidden in a North Dakota car wash, Argentinean barbershop, or British convenience store.