Jason Lazarus’ installation, Too Hard To Keep immediately caught my attention because of the name. Lazarus started an archive of photos that were too hard to look at but too hard to destroy. He collected photographic material from participants who had this type of memory.
Some physically show the difficulty, as they are taken from their original narrative contents, or display a hard time in someone life and even torn to crop a person out. But yet the owner cannot throw the material away. Us as the viewer, we come at a stand still as we try to understand the meaning behind each photo.
The layout of the installation gives the thousands of photos its own attention and there is flow. And having the objects in there original form make it more personal and unique in there own form.