Thursday, November 02, 2017

Portraits of discards …

… Loved to Death: A Photographer's Tribute to Discarded Library Books. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

“Each picture serves as an homage calling out palpable echoes etched into the pages by a margin-scrawled note, a yellowed coffee splatter or sticky peanut butter and jelly fingerprints,” writes Mansfield in a book essay. “It’s easy to feel a sense of abuse and loss, but they say much more. They show the evidence of everyone that has touched them, because they were well read, and often well-loved. They were not left on shelves, untouched.”

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