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What Is Left Behind: Stories from Estate Sales

What Is Left Behind: Stories from Estate Sales

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Norm Diamond has visited countless estate sales, photographing objects that evoke sadness, humor, and ironic commentary on our cultural history. The articles defy conventional expectations: a science project from 1939, a century-old letter from a rejected lover, and a complete collection of Playboy magazines. Poignant photographs of these possessions reveal clues about otherwise unknowable people. These items take on a life of their own, both in these photographs and in the idea that they will now move on to new owners.

Norm Diamond is a fine art photographer with a previous career in interventional radiology. His work has been shown at the Houston Center for Photography, the Davis Orton Gallery, and the Griffin Museum of Photography. In 2015 he was named a finalist in the 2015 Photolucida Critical Mass competition, and his work has been featured on Lenscratch,, PDN, and aCurator.

Author: Norm Diamond
Publisher: Daylight Books
Published: 05/16/2017
Pages: 112
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 2.00lbs
Size: 10.20h x 10.10w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781942084310

About the Author
Norm Diamond has been photographing estate sales in Dallas for over a year. Photos from "What Is Left Behind - Stories From Estate Sales" have been shown at the Houston Center for Photography, the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY, and at the Griffin Museum of Photography. Based on this series, he was named a finalist in the 2015 Photolucida Critical Mass competition. Pictures from his previous projects have been exhibited in juried group shows including A. Smith Gallery, TX, PhotoPlace Gallery, VT, Center for Fine Art Photography, CO (June 2016), as well as several online galleries. His work has also been featured on several blogs: Lenscratch, Elizabeth Avedon, Julie Grahame,, and PDN Photo of the Day, .

Diamond is now a fulltime fine art photographer after a career in interventional radiology. He has studied with Debbie Fleming Caffery, Sean Kernan, Keith Carter, Arno Minkkinen, Aline Smithson and, from 2013 to the present, he has been mentored by Cig Harvey. In addition to his teachers, he attributes much of his success in photography to his experiences as a physician.

Kat Kiernan is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Don't Take Pictures, a print and online photography publication. As the former Owner and Director of The Kiernan Gallery, she has designed and managed numerous thematic exhibitions, curating both solo and pop-up shows. She has reviewed portfolios for Photolucida's Critical Mass, FotoWeek DC, and PhotoNOLA, and lectured on photography at various institutions. In 2015 she received the Rising Star Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. Kat resides in Brooklyn, New York where she works as an art critic photographer, and is the Assistant Director of Louis K. Meisel Gallery. She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design.

Her NY zip code is 11201.
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