Miles Hochstein has published his life as an autodocumentary in photos, year by year. I leaf (clicking) through this stranger’s photo album to realise that my album is almost the same as his: myself as a baby, child, teenager, student, traveller, parent. His photos are as much mine as my own photos are, substitutes for memory, tokens of having lived. 1999: “But actual memories? I’m afraid I don’t have any… just photos. (via Metafilter)

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    Photography as Memory
    I really like Miles Hochstein’s “Doucmented Life,” a year by year autodocumentary in photos. It will hopefully fit nicely into my planned discussions of documentary, archive, and narrative in my English 1101 course. His reflection on photography and me…

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