VINTAGE COLLECTION BOXES
Dawn Parsonage is a photographic artist, found photography collector and filmmaker based in London.
She often calls photography her religion and has been a collector for over 20 years. She works with her collection in its own right as well as creating her own contemporary photography.
Her archive has grown to over 10,000 photographs, stereocards, negatives and magic lantern slides spanning the first 100 years of photography. All her photographs are carefully chosen to give a new and unexpected insight into the past. She is fascinated by their humour and emotion, which illuminate both the image’s social context and our common humanity across nearly two centuries.
The vintage collection boxes below contain curated collations of original found photographs. These unique sets have been gathered from flea markets across the UK and brought together to create new imagined stories.