Reimagining a family's history through its old snapshots
Old photos, new stories
(Yodith Dammlash)Dammlash, 30, now a photographer and archivist herself, took inspiration from her family's oral histories and the rich archive of negatives and slides to create her ongoing p
(Yodith Dammlash)Some of Dammlash's images evoke an aching nostalgia. In "Dream" (above), she tells the story of her uncle, who was the first in his family to leave Ethiopia and the lonelines
(Yodith Dammlash)Other composites are lighthearted and playful. In "Brothers" (below), her uncles swap jackets in the two superimposed portraits. "It tickles me how they essentially use the j
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