THTK (Cincinnati)
“Social Medium” Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2018

THTK (Cincinnati)

“Social Medium” Wave Pool Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2018

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 toohardtokeep@gmail.com, where a confirmation email will ask for the original files to be deleted. Physical submissions can be mailed to:

Jason Lazarus
THTK
212 w. Thomas St
Tampa, FL 33604

THTK (Kansas City)
Part of solo exhibition Don’t close these doors unless you know what you’re doing
Nerman Museum, 2014

THTK (Kansas City)

Part of solo exhibition Don’t close these doors unless you know what you’re doing

Nerman Museum, 2014

from a submission of 86 photographs

from a submission of 86 photographs

a submission of 6 private polaroids

a submission of 6 private polaroids

THTK (Liege, Belgium)
Only You, Only Me – Images of Love, Love of the Images
International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts of Liège (Belgium)
2012

THTK (Liege, Belgium)

Only You, Only Me – Images of Love, Love of the Images

International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts of Liège (Belgium)

2012

Jason Lazarus: Too Hard to Keep (Syracuse)
Light Work, Syracuse University
April 4 – May 31, 2013

Jason Lazarus: Too Hard to Keep (Syracuse) Light Work, Syracuse University April 4 – May 31, 2013

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Jason Lazarus: Too Hard to Keep (Syracuse)
Light Work, Syracuse University
April 4 – May 31, 2013
(8:52)

THTK (2010—Present)
Essay by Abigail Solomon-Godeau
Jason Lazarus and Chuck Mobley, Editors
Publication Date: September 11, 2013
Limited Edition: 1,000
Hardcover, 64 pages, Shrinkwrapped
In March 2010 Jason Lazarus began to build an archive of photographs deemed “too hard to keep,”  a project he says he has committed to for life. To date, submissions have included a variety of photographic materials: photo albums, slide, negatives, jpegs, and photo objects depicting friends, family, pets, interiors, lovers, and landscapes. Lazarus encourages donors to the archive to indicate whether the submission may be exhibited and published or if it is to remain private. Anonymity is maintained with all donors. In its first three years, the archive grew to include more than 3,000 donations. SF Camerawork hosted a drop box to collect donations to forward to Lazarus from October 2010 to March 2013. This monograph represents a selection of more than 50 images from the archive and includes an essay by acclaimed art historian Abigail Solomon-Godeau. THTK (2010—Present) was produced in conjunction with the SF Camerawork exhibition T.H.T.K (San Francisco)  (January 16 – March 16, 2013).

THTK (2010—Present)

Essay by Abigail Solomon-Godeau

Jason Lazarus and Chuck Mobley, Editors

Publication Date: September 11, 2013

Limited Edition: 1,000

Hardcover, 64 pages, Shrinkwrapped

In March 2010 Jason Lazarus began to build an archive of photographs deemed “too hard to keep,”  a project he says he has committed to for life. To date, submissions have included a variety of photographic materials: photo albums, slide, negatives, jpegs, and photo objects depicting friends, family, pets, interiors, lovers, and landscapes. Lazarus encourages donors to the archive to indicate whether the submission may be exhibited and published or if it is to remain private. Anonymity is maintained with all donors. In its first three years, the archive grew to include more than 3,000 donations. SF Camerawork hosted a drop box to collect donations to forward to Lazarus from October 2010 to March 2013. This monograph represents a selection of more than 50 images from the archive and includes an essay by acclaimed art historian Abigail Solomon-Godeau. THTK (2010—Present) was produced in conjunction with the SF Camerawork exhibition T.H.T.K (San Francisco)  (January 16 – March 16, 2013).

Exhibition Catalog
Contact Sheet Issue 171: Jason Lazarus
Paperback: 48 pages
Light Work, June 1, 2013

Exhibition Catalog

Contact Sheet Issue 171: Jason Lazarus

Paperback: 48 pages

Light Work, June 1, 2013

THTK (Dusseldorf, Germany)
The State I Am In
International Photoszene Köln
2016

THTK (Dusseldorf, Germany)

The State I Am In

International Photoszene Köln

2016

THTK (Dusseldorf, Germany)
The State I Am In
International Photoszene Köln
2016

THTK (Dusseldorf, Germany)

The State I Am In

International Photoszene Köln

2016

Jason Lazarus: Working with the Vernacular (38:13)
The Kodakery Podcast, 2017

Jason Lazarus: Working with the Vernacular (38:13)

The Kodakery Podcast, 2017