Dead Ringer
TBW Books
Softcover with exposed binding and dust jacket
120 pages, 95 color plates
9 x 12 in.
Essay by Clément Chéroux
ISBN: 978-1-942953-64-7

Vernacular photographs, typically produced as single prints, circulate through the secondhand market, often losing all connection to the personal stories of those who made them. This detachment makes duplicates rare within this genre.

Each set of doubles (or triples, quadruples, etc.) is made from the same original film negative. The condition of each image offers clues into the history of the object and its owner. This collection serves a dual purpose: as a visual archive of various 20th-century photofinishing processes and as a sociological index of how the physical photograph creates a connection between people.
Yael Eban, Matthew Gamber