Taken From Memory



Growing up in rural Ohio shaped the photography of Sheron Rupp (b. 1943, United States), whose long-term project Taken From Memory looks at often neglected small American towns not unlike her own. By documenting locals in their front yards – strangers to her – Rupp has nonetheless created a very personal body of work. Each photograph can be regarded as a self-portrait, the result of Rupp’s quest to find her own place in this world. The project also serves as a chronicle of a part of the United States where time has stood still; even though some images were taken 25 years apart, it’s hard to see the difference in date.