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Anna Lau Familiar Places photographs

 Collection
Identifier: HCS-003-061

Scope and Contents

The Anna Lau Familiar Places photographs contains 22 prints as well as a printed title page, table of contents and artist statement from the "Familiar Places" photography portfolio created by Haverford student Anna Lau in 1995. All photographs are of the Haverford College campus, except for one of McCabe Library at Swarthmore College.

Dates

  • 1995

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Anna Lau graduated from Haverford College in 1996, majoring in East Asian Languages

Extent

1.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

The Anna Lau Familiar Places photographs contains 22 prints from a Haverford College photography portfolio created by student Anna Lau in 1995. In the photographer's own words, "Familiar Places" is "a series of photographs about spaces which have become so familiar to us that they are strangers." Among the collected images are photographs of such "familiar places" as the Sunken Lounge and the Basement in the Dining Center, several different classrooms in the Gest Center, Hilles Building and Hall Building; a Road Bend in Coursey road and the path behind the Whitehead campus center; and the Auditorium in Chase Hall. By focusing the viewer's attention on these everyday spaces, Lau aims to "reacquaint you with the scenes that form your environment, to bring into light that which has been hidden in the darkness of custom." All photographs are of the Haverford College campus, except for one of McCabe Library at Swarthmore College.

Arrangement

The photographs are split between two folders in a single volume, with one folder containing the accompanying table of contents, title page and artist's statement

Processing Information

Processed by Phillip Norman, completed 2018

Creator

Title
Anna Lau Familiar Places photographs
Author
Phillip Norman
Date
November, 2018
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