Changing Identities in Snapshot Photography
Masks can be powerful things. Depending on the moment—someone in a mask can call on your worst fears. But for some reason, photographs of people in masks rarely evoke joy—being a step removed from the moment just adds to the uncertainty of the situation.
Included here is a small selection of vernacular photographs of people in masks, actual and implied, from the Accidental Mysteries collection.
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