Shadow Monuments (Research)
Gelatin Silver Print on Ilford Multigrade Semi Matte RC Paper
16 x 20"
The pieces titled "Shadow Monuments (Research)" represent a group of works that were vital for the research, development and production of the video, Shadow Monuments. These photographs and research notes started as a project to document the Claremont Consortium's inaccessible institutional archive, which revealed how archival structure perpetuates certain histories through the printed document, and investigated how access to knowledge is vital for countering dominant historical narratives.
This photograph was taken in the Special Collections back offices at Honnold Mudd Library, which serves the public and the Claremont Consortium’s seven academic institutions.