My First Wife Stella is a still and moving image project that came about from my discovery of Kodachrome slide pictures that my father made along Route 1 during the 1960’s with his first wife Stella. I retraced some of the route that they took together, working in both photography and video, and produced work on other travelers, musicians, school teachers, pot growers, and Occupiers in Northern California. Both my father and Stella survived the Holocaust.
The project addresses our puzzling family archives, Holocaust survivors and subsequent generations, what we look for as tourists, and young liberal idealists searching for footing during a recession.
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