Ullman, Smith ©2020

Throughout 2018 I collected thousands of 35mm slides and medium format film negatives. But it has taken me the entire year to see what kind of acquisition I most enjoy.

I like a large body of work from one photographer, an under-appreciated stockpile from the ’60s. I’ve obtained not only these Rickerby originals, but others from two veterans who documented their Vietnam war service. I have come by a collection created by a meteorologist with considerable camera skills; a family who drove their ’68 Mustang from Alaska to Newfoundland; and an amateur taker of portraits. I’ve also secured the thousand slides my late father took. Happy new year.


David Ward authors books like The Lost 10 Point Night and Bay of Hope.

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