Got a Girl Crush On: Jennifer Greenburg’s time travel photos, Revising History
Similar to Debbie Grossman’s “My Pie Town” which re-imagined a body of images originally photographed by Russell Lee for the FSA in the 1940s, Greenburg manufactures photos by replacing certain individuals in found vintage photographs with herself.
“I commandeer source material from someone else’s life thus taking over their memories to call my own. There is something inherently false in a family snapshot. Every childhood appears, in images, as idyllic. Every family is depicted as loving and close knit. And often, when we look back at our own images, we co-opt the fantasy that the photograph has created for us. We replace our original memories with something photography has sold to us. It is with this in mind that I have created a body of counterfeit images that depict fictitious memories.”
Read more: Jennifer Greenburg’s time travel photos, “Revising History” — a Q&A
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