Water 016 - Ignatius Maximus Anonymous - early black and white polaroid photo
Our photographic collection in the Department of Photographic Records at the Ontological Museum Archives includes at least 15,000 photographs. We have dubbed the anonymous takers of these photos collectively as Ignatius Maximus Anonymous - the most famous photographer you have never heard of.
What better to keep in your wallet than some family photos. Invent a story to tell your friends.
'Water' is an upcoming publication of vernacular photographs from the 20th century that are focused on human activity in or near water. Ignatius Maximus Anonymous is the name we give to The Unknown Photographer – (b. 1900 – d. 1999) from the Museum of Snapshot Photography at the Ontological Museum.
A photographic image is a unique record of a specific moment in a specific place from a specific angle. This set of conditions makes photographs especially interesting as non fungible tokens of life itself.
Your purchase of the I.M Anonymous niftys helps to support the Ontological Museum - an ongoing 20+ year art project by Cecil Touchon. Click on our website link to visit the print shop.