Category Archives: Project 3

Project three–surface and depth

Campany remarks “All photographic images come from archives” This simple but far-reaching assertion forms the basis of much of his criticism. He counts the strictures within which images are produced – uniformity of film format, the family album – as a form of archival compliance and refers to these characteristics as an ‘archival grid’. He goes on to consider Ruffs work in this context, observing that his images take the form of a series, the components of which may have been culled from a number of archival sources such as the internet, Ruff’s own archive and “…the viewer’s individual memory” Continue reading