To reiterate, my interest in focusing on the descriptions for archival photographic material stems from the fact that this language plays a critical role in the photographs visibility and use in an archive, not to mention its status as a factual document. As a result, I want the final presentation of this project to produce a tension between the written description and the actual image. To create this tension, I will divorce the written description from the photograph, so that it forces viewers of my archive to imagine the associated photograph. In this regard, I am simulating the experience of searching for photographs in an archival institute, where you are required to make initial judgements on a particular image based upon the supplied description.
Provided here are a few of examples of "archival" description that will be included in the final project.