Spring 2002
Volume 4
Number 3

Disintegrating Memories

Ayisha Abraham
photography history technology family archive tourism travel camera India discomfort visit sari revisit youth Aisha Abraham memories old age physical activity wealthy family taking pictures amateur film 1940s documentation aristocracy filming effortlessness public spectacle tourist icons woman with camera photographer self consciousness imposition disintegration toxic vapors film stock film reels immortalization image home movies immortal monument light source projectors family tradition mobile touring cinema mainstream commercial films Eiffel tower evidence photographic evidence Alpine peak smile Buckingham Palace Tokyo Statue of Liberty Empire State Building site seeing postcards privilege freedom privacy artist’s studio private event virtual tourist