Saving Daylight

Saving Daylight is an ongoing body of work based on photography archives. In the current exhibit, three inter-generational archives are utilized to examine the mythmaking of modernity, nostalgia, place and time.
This installation covers a period of approximately fifty years, the earliest images date from c.1950 and the last from 2003. All images originate from celluloid: re-photographed prints from family albums or 35mm transparencies, most shot on Kodachrome (a distinctive reversal film stock Kodak produced from 1935 – 2010, known for its unique rendering of colour).
Various genres of photography are highlighted; portraiture snapshots both posed and casual, travelogue photography, visual research and artwork documentation.
The title is from the last chapter of Meatless Days, Sara Suleri’s memoir published in 1989. An inversion of the term ‘daylight saving’ time, when one turns the clock backward or forward one hour during fall and spring.
This body of work forms a reflective essay to emphasize the materiality of film.