Cathey Vanaria - Artist Statement
Since picking up my first Brownie camera at the age of 6, I’ve always wanted to record the people and events so fundamental to my being.
Now, having achieved middle age…photographs, particularly those analog orphans discovered in abandoned family albums at tag sales and flea market, intrigue me by the multitude of questions they offer me.
As single images, who are these people? Then there are the page pairings….. Someone, years ago, put these images in sequence. With no reference to the original author, questions now arise…how are the people pictured related, mother and child? woman and man?(brother and sister, husband and wife). With no information attached, I adopt them and create new storylines through my photographs, that may or may not be true….I leave that all up to the imagination of each viewer.