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The Day Is Past and Gone: Family Photographs from Eastern North Carolina

An article from Southern Cultures 17:2, The Photography Issue

Scott L. Matthews

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Published: 06/2011
Subject: History, Art | University of North Carolina
eBook ISBN: 9780807882498


Part essay, part memory—this piece finds the perfect form to explore the pictures that might rely most for meaning on the stories that accompany them: family photos. This article appears in the Summer 2011 issue of Southern Cultures: The Photography Issue."'It is in fact hard to get the camera to tell the truth; yet it can be made to, in many ways and on many levels. Some of the best photographs we are ever likely to see are innocent domestic snapshots.'"