Although this is not a new idea, it is a good one and well worth a visit.
I think it was in Amelie, the famous french film where the female lead discovers an old photo under the photo booth and so she begins a intriguing search that eventually brings her love in the form of the man who has been collecting discarded photo booth images from across Paris. What is it that makes us so fascinated by discarded images, we look at them with wonderment of others lives, but there is still that detachment from reality, the images have that soul stealing quality. They are the past, we look on and question them for answers to life's imponderables.
International Gallery - 'UnClaimed' Photograph exhibition: "'UnClaimed' Photograph exhibition
3 - 28 August 2009
The UnClaimed Photograph exhibition aims to reunite a sack of lost photographs with their owners or relations. The Photographs were rescued from a skip on Wood Street, when the Samson Camera Shop closed down earlier this year, and go as far back as the 1930's (people getting reprints of family photos) all the way through the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, upto recently."
Taken from www.artinliverpool.com