I encountered this amazing thing at the George Eastman Museum. Brazilian artist / photographer Vik Muniz, born 1961, in his series "Album," assembles pieces of snapshots into mosaics that themselves resemble snapshots. This one is called "Wedding."
Here's a detail of the groom's left hand:
The placard at the Museum noted that family photographs are "the most opaque to nonrelatives and the most susceptible to emotional enrichment." The artist cites the mosaics in a church in Ravenna, Italy among his influences.
Another interesting passage from his bio: "At the age of 18, Muniz worked in advertising in Brazil, redesigning billboards for higher readability. While on the way to his first black-tie gala, Muniz witnessed and attempted to break up a street fight, where he was accidentally shot in the leg by one of the brawlers. He was paid by the shooter to not press charges, and used the money to travel to New York." "Wedding, Album, 2014" was on loan from the artist and his gallery in New York City. Vik Muniz was born in São Paulo and now lives and works in NYC and Rio de Janeiro.
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Barry Reid: "Thanks for this. Muniz is new to me and I love the central idea here and will certainly be seeking out more of his work over the coming days."