woensdag 25 maart 2009

David Maisel - Library of Dust

The Library of Dust, photographing individual copper canisters containing the cremated remains of patients from a psychiatric hospital.

The interesting thing with the
Library of Dust is that I first learned about the existence of these canisters in March 2005. I determined what hospital they were in - which wasn't very clear to me - and contacted the director of the hospital, who I thought might have some reservations about my request to photograph these things.

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