When you get a moment, take a look at this simple but moving slide show, created by a son for a father whose life was cut short: "Artifacts," by Marc Davidson, from Burn Magazine. The photographic content of one life's detritus is nothing unusual or uncharacteristic of a man of his age and era, but it's poignant nonetheless.
When our father died in the Twin Towers attack on 9/11, my brother and I were left with the task of entering his apartment for the first time. Thinking practically, we were looking for things that would help us tie up all the loose ends of his life: a will, phone numbers, bank stuff, insurance stuff. We found much more. We found artifacts which showed us parts of our father we’d never seen before.
The inspiration for Artifacts came from a conversation I had with Bob Black while looking at my father’s ID card recovered from Ground Zero. We started talking about the powerful relationships between photographs and identity....
(Thanks to Ben Ng and Bob Black)