Louis Meets the Family

Mobiography meets the History of Photography.

Louis Meets the Family
Feb. 2015

Mobile Art created on the iPad using ‪#‎Procreate‬, ‪#‎Pixelmator‬, ‪#‎iColorama‬, ‪#‎PixiteShift‬, ‪#‎Faded‬
 
This work represents an attempt to intersect the current state of mobile photography/art with the history of photography via Mobiography and family history. It is based upon a photograph taken by Lewis Hines. The photo is archived by the US Government here: http://www.loc.gov/pict…/collection/…/item/ncl2004000067/PP/
Hinesʻ notes on the photo are as follows: "Spinners. Smallest girl - Pearlie Turner, 408 East Long Ave. Been at it 3 years and runs six and seven sides. Her Sister (largest girl) runs only four sides. I found other cases where youngest sister did much more work than oldest and family stimulated her by praising her speed and the other's slowness. Location: Gastonia, North Carolina."
 
I have replaced the faces in the image with the faces of deceased women from my Greek immigrant family history.
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