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It Would Look Like...(Project Row Houses)

It Would Look Like... (Project Row Houses), 2009


Project Row Houses

With It Would Look Like... I anonymously ask questions about photographs to a selected community. I use the responses to these questions as a guide to select images from my extensive personal archive of 200,000 photos.

Prior to arriving to Project Row Houses, I asked the mothers in the Young Mothers Residential Program three questions:

If you could have only one image hanging on the wall of your home at Project Row Houses, what would it look like?

If you could have had one image to welcome you when you first arrived at your home at Project Row Houses, what would it look like?

If you could choose an image for an incoming mother when she arrives at her home at Project Row Houses, what would it look like?

Based on the mother's responses to these questions, I chose a few of my photographs. Upon my arrival to Project Row Houses, I shared these images with the mothers, and invited each of them to select one image to hang on the wall of their home. This photograph currently hangs in their home; it is theirs to keep. It can be taken with them when they finish the program, and an additional print of the image will remain in the house for future resident mothers.

Photographs on view in the gallery are of the resident mothers holding their chosen images.

 Stephanie Diamond 

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