Twice-Taken Pictures: Ancestral Portraits by Darryl Sivad


Comprised of portraits of individuals holding the treasured images of family members accompanied by personal narratives, this exhibition captures a present nurtured by the past. Documenting 30 persons from diverse backgrounds, photographer Darryl Sivad’s imagery reveals the value these cherished relics have in their owners’ lives. Touching on notions of identity and kinship, and loss and immortality, this series explores the profound ties sustained between descendants and ancestors, forming a visual genealogy of our collective lives.