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“A father’s funeral, the birth of a child, a missing pet. An exploration of changing technology and what gets lost along the way.”
Homepage quote in Please Call, Very Sentimental
During a trip to a thrift store in rural Manitoba, Alicia Smith stumbled upon a Ziploc bag full of 200 photographs of a family from the 1940s. She began thinking about our emotional and physical attachment to photographs and how that relationship is changing in an age of ubiquitous camera phones and digital images. Please call, very sentimental evokes these themes by juxtaposing photographic prints from the same Ziploc bag with Craigslist postings written by people who have lost cellphones containing precious memories in the form of digital photographs.