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My Niece, Maggie

My Niece, Maggie // SNAPSHOT 78 • Tyler DeWayne Moore es can contain humor, desire, intellectual inquiry, mystery . . . The photographic print comes along and suddenly there is a record. From there, the collector’s appetite is now whetted. We strive for My Niece, more collisions, more records. At some point in the process, we call our- Maggie selves “documentarians.” Our world expands and strangers enter the frame. The stakes are raised. by Phyllis B. Dooney The subjects bring their own narratives that fur- ther (wonderfully) complicate the collisions. The DOCUMENTARY IS KINDRED to collecting. prints start to assemble and form yet another Photographers and collectors work from cousin dynamic together on the table, en masse. Similar impulses. to the act of building inside a single frame, they As a young girl, I went on a family vacation to can be arranged and rearranged to develop more Arizona. We did a “gold mining” tourist expedi- meaning still, in a more entangled multiplicity. tion and with untanned skin scooped our strain- The same can be said in documentary filmmak - ers in the streams. I noticed a rock in the water, ing, of course. about a foot in diameter, with a raised http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

My Niece, Maggie

Southern Cultures , Volume 26 (1) – Mar 21, 2020

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// SNAPSHOT 78 • Tyler DeWayne Moore es can contain humor, desire, intellectual inquiry, mystery . . . The photographic print comes along and suddenly there is a record. From there, the collector’s appetite is now whetted. We strive for My Niece, more collisions, more records. At some point in the process, we call our- Maggie selves “documentarians.” Our world expands and strangers enter the frame. The stakes are raised. by Phyllis B. Dooney The subjects bring their own narratives that fur- ther (wonderfully) complicate the collisions. The DOCUMENTARY IS KINDRED to collecting. prints start to assemble and form yet another Photographers and collectors work from cousin dynamic together on the table, en masse. Similar impulses. to the act of building inside a single frame, they As a young girl, I went on a family vacation to can be arranged and rearranged to develop more Arizona. We did a “gold mining” tourist expedi- meaning still, in a more entangled multiplicity. tion and with untanned skin scooped our strain- The same can be said in documentary filmmak - ers in the streams. I noticed a rock in the water, ing, of course. about a foot in diameter, with a raised

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 21, 2020

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