Curated by Jonathan Green
"All photography is “instantly posthumous,” Susan Sontag once said. This aphorism seems to beat in each honest scene from life expressed in I Photograph to Remember, which is one of the most significant and key projects Pedro Meyer has undertaken in his entire career.
Jonathan Green explains the history of this work and brings to memory his intimate story. He tells how at the end of the 1990s, he saw Pedro’s material for the first time and was struck by his enthusiasm to transfer it to cd-rom, “a format that was just starting to have an impact in the new world of multimedia.” Meyer was also beginning to do digital photography —when most photographers in Mexico were still unfamiliar with it or were rejecting it— and therefore, as Green notes, I Photograph to Remember “is a conceptual bridge between his analog work and the digital work that followed,” where “the expressive and panoramic image of his father flying” invites the metaphor of this transition.”