T.H.T.K. (2010 – Present) is an archive of photographs and photo ephemera deemed by public participants as ‘too hard to keep’ and too painful to destroy.
Submissions may include photographs, slides, photo albums, memory cards, unprocessed film, or any image-charged object.
The reason you can’t live with the photo or photo-object I do not need to know…the images are shown without explanation or attribution.
I created a repository for these images so that they may exist without being destroyed. New submissions to the archive are intermittently posted at toohardtokeep.blogspot.com.
Please dictate whether the photographs you submit to the archive may be exhibited in the future with other submissions to the archive, or are private photographs that are only to be displayed face down.
Digital submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, where a confirmation email will ask for the original files to be deleted. Physical submissions can be mailed to:
212 w. Thomas St
Tampa, FL 33604
THTK selected press and bibliography:
THTK by Ariana Reines for Granta Magazine
Interview with Shane Lavalette/Lightwork
Daily Mail UK
Archive of the Ordinary: Jason Lazarus, Too Hard to Keep by Shawn Michelle Smith, Journal of Visual Culture
Walker Art Center
CBS in Philadelphia
Bad at Sports