I’ve chosen the Teenie Harris Archive from the Carnegie Museums because it represents an immense collection of one man’s photographic work over the course of his entire career. Teenie Harris was an avid photographer from the Hill District of Pittsburgh from the 1930s through the 1970s, and captured the essence of the city through thick and thin. There are vast histories present in these images, waiting to be revealed.
Here are some of the images in Google Photos, processed into subcategories of faces and things.
I’m hoping to find images of places that still exist to be able to recreate them and engage the communities that occupy those spaces today. Automating the process of finding places that still exist will help speed up this process of collecting this imagery.