Eighty-three 11×14 B&W images taken during the mid-70s were shown. In accordance with their “analog” processing (no digital interference or manipulation whatsoever), commenting was encouraged via post-its – an analog version of social media commenting, with little risk of viral attacks or doxxing.
They show Phillips Academy at a time of transition from an all-boys school to co-education, just after the merger of PA and Abbott. They also evidence a progression from the innocence of sophomore to a more decadent senior year.
The images – captured full-frame by a Nikon FM given to the photographer at age 15 – were taken from ages 15 to 17. The negatives from 100 rolls of Tri-X were only discovered a handful of years ago. After contact sheets were made, images with potential were enlarged to 3x4s; of those, a subset were blown up to 11x14s in a traditional darkroom in Brazil.
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