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Image Archive

This week’s featured story from the First Person Museum online gallery is by JJ Tiziou from West Philadelphia. JJ Tiziou is a photographer who claims to have never encountered an un-photogenic person in his life! His images are used both in corporate and editorial contexts as well as arts and activism. He uses his work to celebrate the beautiful people around him who are working to make the world a better place.

Now, JJ is helping us celebrate the stars of the First Person Museum by photographing the people and the objects behind the Museum. See more of JJ’s work at the live exhibit at the Painted Bride Art Center November 5-December 18, or check out his online portfolio here.

Image Archive
Theme: From the Heart
Object Type: Always By My Side

One of the things that is most important to me, and that I most like to share, is my image archive. In this digital age, it has become somewhat of an intangible thing, existing as bits of data on hard drives in multiple locations. I keep backup copies of it off-site, and constantly migrate this data into newer storage mediums. It is a million two-dimensional compositions carved out of the time and space of my life, linking me to countless amazing people and events through the threads of memory. In the end, the objects that store the images themselves are inconsequential- it is the images that are important to me, and even those are only important because of the people in them.

See JJ’s official entry.

Do you have a treasured possession that you’d like to tell us about?

Upload your story to our online gallery at firstpersonmusuem.org

Read our interview of JJ about How Philly Moves.

-Becca Jennings

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