At the end of 2019, to coincide with our launch exhibition Auto-Memento, we were excited to create and publish the first edition of Famzine, The Family Museum’s found photography zine. Issue 1 features contributions by American artist, writer and found photo collector Barbara Levine, British family historian Ben Haslam, Nigel and me.
Barbara Levine is the author of several books on photography, including People Kissing: A Century of Photographs (2018), Around The World: The Grand Tour in Photo Albums (2007), and Snapshot Chronicles: Inventing the American Photo Album (2006), all published by Princeton Architectural Press. Her extensive archive, projectb.com, is dedicated to sharing and preserving vintage vernacular photography, and her photo collages have been exhibited widely, winning a LensCulture Artists Award in 2017.
Ben Haslam is from Norfolk and became a family historian when he inherited hundreds of photographs from his grandparents; particularly beguiling was the visual legacy of his Anglo-Russian relatives. Ben posts on Instagram @william_gerhadie_scrapbook
We’re busy working on Issue 2 of Famzine, which will be published later this year. If you’d like to order a hard copy of the first edition, drop us a line.
Nigel Martin Shephard and Rachael Moloney