This xXx limited edition print complements Joseph Maida's book Born Free and Equal, in which Maida reimagines Ansel Adams' 1943 eponymous work documenting the Manzanar Relocation Center. In Older Daughter ,_______________….Younger Daughter,_______________, (1943) 2018 Maida combines a two-page spread from the Library of Congress' copy of Adams' 1944 MoMA catalog with two of Adams' original negatives. The resulting print reveals a layered accumulation of observation, notation, intervention, and erasure intersecting Adams' source material, the Library of Congress' system of classification, and Maida's engagement with these historic documents in light of current affairs.
Maida calls this work “a tribute to upstanding American citizens, who were incarcerated because of ethnic origin and who remain under-recognized in U.S. history.”
16 x 20 inches
Limited Edition of 50
Pigment print on archival fiber paper
Signed and numbered on verso