Dear Photograph,
We have been though so much and yet our journey has just begun. We met here at Garner-Webb seven years ago and became the best of friends. Our first kiss, his proposal and the discovery that we were soulmates. This place will always be more than special for us…. it’s where our hearts became one.
Rachel
Dear Photograph,
This is house where my Dad grew up. This is the house I now call home. This is what they mean when they say home is where your heart is…
Misty
Dear Photograph,
Thirty years have gone by and like the tree I too have weathered a few storms and grown up alot.  The one thing I do know that will never change is simply this; I will always be my mom’s little girl.
Amy
 
Dear Photograph,
I remember going on our very first family trip altogether back in 1991 to the nation’s capitol and since then, I have made Washington my home. As I look at my brother smiling back at me from so long ago, it makes me realize we must get together and do it all again.
Dani
Dear Photograph,
This was a time when all things were picture perfect. My first prom and there stands my mom who always had my back. We were as close as a mother and daughter could be and boy were we unstoppable. She was my rock and my best friend. After I came out at age 17 everything came to a screeching halt. She was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer shortly after I told her and has since passed. Had I known then that you wouldn’t be here in a few years I would never have ruined our relationship by telling you I am a lesbian. I’m sorry. I love and miss you mom, every single day, and I will always wonder…”what if?”
Kelsey

The past 6 months has been quite the journey for me. I released the Dear Photograph Book in New York and Toronto, road tripped across the USA, had an art gallery in Switzerland, spoke at numerous conferences in Canada and the US, spent time at cottages in Muskoka & Tobermory, Ontario, and had the best times with the best friends this side of the universe. Thanks everyone for all your support, here’s a little vintage present for you.

Dear Photograph,
It’s hard to believe that my dad was once a little kid too.
Mike
Dear Photograph,
Eight years later my mum became seriously ill and I almost lost her. I was filled with so much pain. I began to turn to a darker side, doing things that a mother would never want her daughter to do. I’m sorry mum for growing up too fast. I’m sorry for everything I’ve ever put you through. I feel like only a ghost of your daughter remains but I’m kicking it, I’m kicking everything so that you can see your daughter one last time.
Lisa
Dear Photograph,
It was one summer day in the mid 1950’s in Rhode Island, that a young bride married and my mom was there to celebrate their love, standing there third from the left. I know a picture says a thousand words but this is one time I wish you could talk and tell me the story of who you all are and did you have a fairytale ending. The one thing I do know for sure and that is I miss you mom….
Neil
Dear Photograph,
You are the strongest person in our family, standing tall, head and shoulders above the rest, never asking to borrow from anybody and for that I love you Grampa.
Aaron
Dear Photograph,
In 1981 I drove to New Smyma Beach, Florida to see the sunrise. Of course I was alone, I was always alone. Body issues, feeling self conscious and having such a hard time making friends always gave me plenty of time to day dream. That day was the point of inception for me as I wanted to see myself as the sun did when it rose.  And so I brought a mirror so I could photograph myself. Thirty one years later this photo is proof that I was stronger than them all. Validated and accepted by the one friend who would always be there shining on me…the sun.
Tony

Dear Photograph,
Once upon a time I remember your heart was still in tact. Long ago, before the weight mattered to you, before restricting yourself from food and nourishment became an obsession, before running became a way of burning calories, before thinness was the the equivalent to happiness. You used to laugh because you meant it, you skipped around the playground without a care, sipping juice from tea party sets and stealing Oreos from the cupboard. You believed you would one day grow fairy wings and that life was full of joy from the smallest of things. Help me to fix all the broken pieces….remind me how to feel whole.  What I would give to live that way once more…
Love,
Older Broken Pearl
Dear Photograph,
I hope I can keep on finding friends just like this.  
Samie
Dear Photograph,
Everyday you sat at the top of the stairs ready to greet us. Now when I look up to where you once loved to lie, it feels so empty without you. But that’s when I have to remind myself that no matter what you will always be there…watching over us.
Kaitlyn
Dear Photograph,
Come sit on our steps and play make believe one more time. I’ll cherish the moment a little longer before it passes by…. 
Gabriela
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