Tabula Rasa by Ben Alper 2011



Ben Alper is an artist based in North Carolina. He curates The Archival Impulse, a project dedicated to his personal collection of vernacular photography.

I see many of my recent projects as being fundamentally inquisitive, rather than declarative, in regard to memory. There is no articulated claim being made. Instead, I hope the work raises questions about how we order, archive and recall photographs in service of creating personal or historical narratives for ourselves.

His work employs a dated, torn, faded imagery, recalling decades past. Photography becomes for Alper, almost a physical act.

To get further into his research, read this interview on


Via: Rudy Godinez

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