An active archive

I archived a library of large-format negatives and found a way to name and number each picture. I wanted to begin a book. However, everything was scattered and difficult to find, and so I went to the office store for clasp envelopes.

Inspired by storage guidelines maintained by the National Park Service, I added my negatives to clear sleeves and placed each in an envelope and wrote what, when and where in pencil. I cataloged 500 items and shared a handful at Omeka. This project sharpened my vision and led me to see space and perspective once more: an unexpected outcome.