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All Objects, Even if New, Have Their Histories -
"It’s natural to assume, after tearing open a newly-bought object’s packaging, that we’re the first ones to touch it.

The assumption is wrong, of course, and a photography project by Lorena Turner is asking us to reconsider the notion by unearthing these ignored histories. With the finesse of a CSI agent, Turner dusts objects—all packaged in China and sold at US stores—before photographing them. The resulting fingerprints, of which there are many, act as evidence of the manufacturing cycle often invisible to us.

“This process allowed for the evidence of another’s touch, quite possibly the person involved in constructing and packaging the item, to be revealed,” the photographer wrote.

She added that the project, tersely titled Made in China, “highlights the human factor and invisible history in each object’s production”."
new  objects  photography  art  lorenaturner  fingerprints  china  manufacturing  objecthistory 
july 2011 by robertogreco

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