Tamar Sandalon Photography

Forgiven But Not Forgotten

This apprehensive body of work confronts life in a working class neighborhood. The project uses images from scattered places as a catalyst for analyzing the way living in a place like this affected my adolescent development. It intimately presents my perception of the place as well as my lingering ambivalence for it despite my best efforts to embrace it. This project is about confronting the place where I came from and letting go of past trauma in a genuine attempt to understand what it means to move on. My sarcastic jabs at the little oddities of these places may stir up controversy but are under no circumstances a negative criticism. Rather, these small gestures represent an ability to look past repressed and sour memories and truly understand the imperfections of the place I once called home. Images in this project are 4x5 gelatin silver prints.