The Invisible Photograph: Part 4 (Discarded)

Videos Apr. 2, 2014
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In Part 4 of The Invisible Photograph: Based in Berlin, German artist Joachim Schmid spent 30 years roaming city streets to retrieve photographs that have been discarded by their creators and users. He has since pieced together an anti-museum of over 1000 images that would otherwise never have been seen and created a new context for their visual consumption. Paired with his newest work, dedicated to sifting through the visual detritus of the digital world, this video examines what happens when images consigned to the physical and virtual trash heap are given new life.