http://www.rachaelwoodson.com/files/gimgs/26_dummyopen.jpg
http://www.rachaelwoodson.com/files/gimgs/26_back.jpg
http://www.rachaelwoodson.com/files/gimgs/26_aaron1b.jpg
http://www.rachaelwoodson.com/files/gimgs/26_dave1.jpg
http://www.rachaelwoodson.com/files/gimgs/26_aaron2.jpg
http://www.rachaelwoodson.com/files/gimgs/26_dave2.jpg
http://www.rachaelwoodson.com/files/gimgs/26_backs2color.jpg
http://www.rachaelwoodson.com/files/gimgs/26_davecouch4.jpg
http://www.rachaelwoodson.com/files/gimgs/26_tentinstall.jpg
tent installation view, Arles

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The series Nostalgia (can be dangerous) revives photographs that I made between 2002 and 2003 in the house that I grew up in, where I began making portraits of my two brothers. After abandoning these images for years, they started to interest me again when I began to selectively crop the originals, creating new portraits that include surrounding white space. Compositions of the backs of family photos taken by my parents give restrained indications (dates, places, traces of glue, dust) and form a fragile and abstract cartography of a family history. Both of these components were brought together in the form of a paper tent, with the black and white portraits of my brothers on the verso and the photo back compositions on the recto of the paper structure.