Women with Cameras (Anonymous), 2016

Basel 2017
Anton Kern Gallery, The Modern Institute
35mm slide projection with 80 slides
Women with Cameras (Anonymous) is presented as a slideshow of eighty 35mm slides depicting found images of a female subject in the act of holding a camera or taking a photograph. Dating from the 1970s to the early 2000s, these relics of the pre-digital age were collected by Collier through various means, each image discarded by its original owner yet finding its way back to relevance in Collier’s work. The concept of ‘abandonment’ – of photographic images and the personal histories that they represent – is central to Women with Cameras (Anonymous), which illustrates photography’s relationship to memory and loss.