Ive been thinking a lot about historic images lately, and the personalities and lives that that take on, independent of their historical truth or sepcific personal connections. The idea of the iconic image is very complex. If youre interested in that idea check out martha roseler's article "in, around and afterthoughts"

My friend Justin sent me this body of work this morning that I thought was really interesting. (and very ofensive)

It is from an artist collective called 'Henry VIII Wives'.
They hire elderly people (from an assisted living home in Glasgow) to reenact iconic documentary photographs.
These are hard images for me to look at, but i think they are a good critique on the nature of documentary photography.

If you want to check out more from this series go to http://h8w.net/work/im.html


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