Human Resources

Human Resources brings together found imagery and images-artifacts. The prints in this series are made from found color negatives that depict Wal-Mart employees from 1986. The banal portraits provided a corporate likeness of the individuals. Through photographic toning and paper surface manipulation, these previously uniform and sterile portraits change to unique image-objects. The disfigurement in these prints serves to remind the viewer that photographs have a materiality that can carry the injuries of time. These injuries accumulate as the picture transition from one context to another as it makes its way through its life.

Rita

Rita

Selenium and sepia toned silver gelatin print, 11"x14"

Leroy

Leroy

Selenium toned silver gelatin print, 11"14"

Bob

Bob

Sepia and iron toned silver gelatin print, 11"x14"

Ivy

Ivy

Sepia and iron toned silver gelatin print, 11"x14"

June

June

Selenium toned and bleached silver gelatin print, 11"x14"

Violet

Violet

Selenium and copper toned silver gelatin print, 11"x14"

Ethel

Ethel

White oak bark stained silver gelatin print, 11"x14"

Theodore

Theodore

Bleached selenium toned silver gelatin print, 11"x14"

Basil

Basil

Selenium and sepia toned silver gelatin print, 11"x14"

Lilly

Lilly

Triptych, bleached silver gelatin prints, 33"x14"