Other People’s Lives

Texas, 1930s

Long Island, 1940s

Niagara, 1920s

What a rare and strange and magnificent thing it is to peer, like a well-shadowed voyeur, into the lives of individuals from distant worlds nearly a century away. But sometime soon, that’s exactly what I’m going to give folks the opportunity to do in Columbia, South Carolina. None of these ghosts from the past are particularly famous (although a few might be described as infamous), yet nearly all of them will seem intimately familiar. I will show you their private images. I will reveal their deepest secrets. I will tell you the details of their lives, or at least as much as I can. Nevertheless, aching questions will remain. It’s doubtful that you’ve ever met a single one of them, and I most certainly have not. They are likely complete strangers to both of us. And yet you will find it impossible not to look at what they have to offer you. Because once you get even the faintest glimpse of their lives, you will realize you know them, perhaps even better than you know yourself.

Watch this space for details as they develop.

All images are copyright Eric Plaag, 2010, and may not be reproduced in any form without written permission.

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~ by ericplaag on January 5, 2010.

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