The Lost and The Forgotten

It’s easy to get caught up in photographing subjects that are classically beautiful. Colorful sunsets, a brand-new baby, the dew on a fresh spring flower — everyone loves pictures that capture or enhance attractive qualities, but there’s something to be said for photographs that might be described as ugly, desolate, or even scary. Pictures of trash heaps, a burned up forest — subjects that aren’t classically beautiful can be just as moving and poignant as a crystal clear ocean, and often, elicit more emotion. As famed photographer William Eggleston said, “I am at war with the obvious.” In this gallery we curated a series of photographs of subjects that are often lost or forgotten, that capture the allure of the ugly or unbalanced and remind us that any subject matter can be striking.