Zoe Leonard inflected this sweeping documentary project with poetry and personal meaning. Titled to evoke a bygone era, Analogue consists of 412 individual photographs arranged in grids and organized into a loose narrative that unfolds in 25 chapters. Though the individual photographs stand on their own, Leonard used ordering and repetition to extend and enrich their meaning. Together, they reveal the changing character of her neighborhood on Manhattan’s Lower East Side while witnessing the emergence of the global rag trade and the boom in the recycled merchandise business.
Additional text from Seeing Through Photographs online course, Coursera, 2016