Using the discarded archive of a lithographers union, from the early 30s to the late 50s as a starting point, The Distance Between a Handshake is an ongoing series that proposes alternative uses for an archive. Through various alterations to the prints, It questions the collective ownership of historical documents and the role of the archivist in presenting them. 


The pieces become redacted and altered in ways that subvert the original intentions of the photographer and create newer images through the destruction of themselves. Archival preservation practices are purposely subverted with the intention that over time the interaction of the artist with the archive will inevitably cause damage to the original photographs leaving further traces of the intervention into the archive. 

Crowd Study 18

Silver Gelatin Print

8.5" x 10.5"

2016

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Crowd Study 25

Silver Gelatin Print

8.5" x 10.5"

2016

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Crowd Study 15

Silver Gelatin Print, Tape

10.5" x 10.5"

2016 

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Handshake Study 03

Silver Gelatin Print

8.5" x 10.5"

2016

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Crowd Study 09

Silver Gelatin Print

8.5" x 10.5"

2016

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Focus Study 07

Silver Gelatin Print

8.5" x 14.5"

2016

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Handshake Study 01

Silver Gelatin Print

8.5" x 10.5"

2016

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Handshake Study 02

Silver Gelatin Print

8.5" x 10.5"

2016

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Crowd Study 03
Silver Gelatin Print

8.5" x 10.5"
2015

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Crowd Study 07

Silver Gelatin Print

3.5" x 5"

2015

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Laugh

Silver Gelatin Print, Matte Board

4" x 5"

2016

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Focus Study 05

Silver Gelatin Print, Tape

5" x 7"

2016

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Focus Study 03
Silver Gelatin Print, Tape
4.5" x 3.5"

2016


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Crowd Study 13

Silver Gelatin Print

4.5" x 3.5"

2016

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Crowd Study 11

Silver Gelatin Print, Tape

8.5" x 14"

2015

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Handshake Study 05

Silver Gelatin Print, Paper, Staple

8.5" x 10.5"

2015

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Focus Study 02

Silver Gelatin Print, Tape

8" x 10"

2016

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Focus Study 01

Silver Gelatin Print, Tape

3.5" x 4.5"

2016

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Focus Study 04
Silver Gelatin Print, Tape

25" x 13"

2015

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Gift Study 03

Silver Gelatin Print, Tape

10.5" x 12"
2015

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Gift Study 02

Silver Gelatin Print

8.5" x 10.5"

2015

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Long Family

Silver Gelatin Print, Tape

10.5" x 13"

2015

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Crowd Study 01
Silver Gelatin Prints, Tape

10" x 11"

2015

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Crowd Study 02

Silver Gelatin Print

8.5" x 10.5"
2015

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Gift Study 04

Silver Gelatin Print, Paperclip, Paper

8.5" x 10.5"

2015

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Crowd Study 06

Sliver Gelatin Print, Tape

3.5" x 6"

2015

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Crowd Study 05

Silver Gelatin Print

3.5" x 5"

2015

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Stain


Silver Gelatin Print

3.5" x 4.4"

2015

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Crowd Study 08

Silver Gelatin Print, Staple, Paper

3.5" x 6"

2016

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Crowd Study 10

Silver Gelatin Print, Tape

4" x 4.4"

2015

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