Archived is an interactive project that chronicles the history of family photography over the past century. Comprised of over 100 photographs spanning 1916 to 2016, Archived invites users to explore these images through an interactive timeline-based website, viewing the similarities and differences between the images across time, place, and medium.
The project is curated from three collections of family photos spanning the past 100 years of American history. Each image has been anthropologically coded for context and presented chronically on the website. Viewers can scroll through the timeline, exploring the history of American culture through these everyday images. The images can be filtered by theme, photo type, and similar visual icons, allowing the viewers to take a deeper look at what can be learned from images alone.
This project was created as part of my Master’s thesis at UNC at Chapel Hill.