Forget me not focuses on the complex relationship between photography and remembrance exploring the practice of strengthening the emotional appeal of photographs by embellishing them with text paint frames embroidery fabric string hair flowers cigar wrappers butterfly wings and more the end results are strange and often beautiful . Forget me not was curated by geoffrey batchen professor of the history of photography at the graduate center of the city university of new york buy the book forget me not photography and remembrance. Geoffrey batchens forget me not photography and remembrance by nell mcclister ann hoods an ornithologists guide to life julie orringers how to breathe underwater michael redhills fidelity joan silbers ideas of heaven a ring of stories by mary morris. Forget me not explores the curious and centuries old practice of strengthening the emotional appeal of photographs by embellishing themwith text paint frames embroidery fabric string hair flowers bullets cigar wrappers butterfly wings and moreto create strange and often beautiful hybrid objects. In addition forget me not offers an alternative way to look at the history of photography a history that effectively excludes most of the photographs candid views family snapshots and the like taken since the invention of the camera noted photography historian geoffrey batchen adopts a different tone in this original and engaging
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