I Photograph to Remember | 20th. Anniversary PDF









You Could Hear a Pin Drop
Afterword, 20 years later
by Bob Stein

When Pedro Meyer first showed I Photograph to Remember at the Seybold Digital World Conference in Beverly Hills in 1991 we had a very different relationship with computers than we do today. Many of us encountered computers at work and in the arcade, but no one walked around with smartphones, tablets or netbooks mediating the whole of our waking lives. Computers didn't deliver movies, photos, or even music; they weren't matchmakers or the mechanism for staying in touch with far-flung grandchildren or lovers.


Some Background Thoughts
by Pedro Mey

A decade after the first presentation of I Photograph to Remember which was originally designed to be viewed on a computer screen and delivered by means of a CD ROM, [ by the way, this was the first CD ROM with continuous sound and images that had ever been produced anywhere], we can now with present day technology bring you over the internet what was initially available only via a CD ROM. I will examine here from the photographer’s point of view, some of the experiences and thoughts associated with the making of this work; I will also discuss some of the problems inherent with the vehicle itself, the CD ROM, and how it evolved.


The Art of Storytelling: Pedro Meyer’s
I Photograph to Remember
by Jonathan Green

In late 1990 at the time Pedro and I had begun work on the project which would turn into Truths and Fictions, Pedro returned from LA to Mexico City feeling that he had not, in his own words “dealt appropriately with the mourning of my parents until I had completed the printing of the images I had taken” over the last years of their lives. When he returned a month later to LA he showed the work to Bob Stein of the Voyager Company.


Essays about I Photograph to Remember
Various Authors

Pedro Meyer is a true pioneer in many areas. He is probably the first serious photographer to completely make the transition from the world of the darkroom and its analog photography to the world of the computer and its digital photography. A life-long innovator, he was responsible for the alterations which made possible photographic printing on artist's paper using the Iris Ink Jet printer. He created the important Latin American Colloquiums of Photography, now into their 20th year. He also founded the Mexican Council of Photography from which other major photographic institutions in Mexico have all stemmed. He created -- in 1990 with Macromedia Director 1.0 - - the first CD-ROM containing photographs and sound, a memorial and a portrait of the last year in the life of his parents, entitled I Photograph to Remember.





View Podcast: I Photograph to Remember
by Pedro Meyer

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Comments (2)
  • Daniel  - Excelente reflexión
    Una excelente y autentica enseñanza de vida, que nos muestra que no importa lo dificil que se le ponga la vida a uno, pero siempre es bueno dar gracias por lo que se tiene. Esta es una de esas lecciones que nos hacen detenernos un poco y reflexionar sobre las cosas de la vida que realmente valen y que a final de cuentas, es lo único que nos llevamos.
  • Mavi Perez  - Agradecida
    Agradecida de ver tanto de su trabajo, también dedicada al quehacer fotográfico, entiendo todo el proceso de lo análogo a lo digital, del acceso a las herramientas que tanto nos costaron trabajo entender y aprender a manejar, y ahora tan accesibles en todos lados, en todo lugar, también retrato mi vida cotidiana para generar recuerdos de lo que pasa en nuestro entorno, dejar huella, pues nosotros los que no teníamos acceso a la fotografía cuando péquenos, solo guardamos recuerdos en nuestra memoria, de lo que no fue retratado, pero estas nuevas generaciones tiene un invaluable acerbo fotográfico diariamente y la perspectiva de quien la captura con conocimientos y sin ellos nos muestran un panorama tan variable y rebuscado que terminaremos por llegar de nuevo a lo simple solo retratar nuestro entorno tal como es sin adornos, ni artificios y guardar nuestros recuerdos a un no sabemos por cuanto tiempo pero ahí estarán viajando en el ciber espacio y sabrá donde mas.
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