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Sylvia de Swaan, Contact Sheet 84
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This is one of my favorite photographs. It is in a catalogue of work by a central New York photographer Sylvia de Swaan. The catalogue contains images that she took upon her first return to Romania since 1945.

The images often include her hand and objects of memory, they are as much about her as they are about where she is visiting. I always loved the cover photograph because it seems like such a child like activity of pretending to fly a toy airplane while simultaneously reminding us of the devastation of the war torn Europe of 1945.

Sylvia teaches photography at Hamilton College and I had met her a few times before I started working at Light Work. She was at nearly every opening that we ever hosted. The best support that Light Work gets is through regular attendance to their events.

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