“In Their Purse Pockets” from the series “Ghost Stepping”, 2013, 20×16, Archival pigment print, courtesy Rick Wester Fine Art, NYC.



Ghost Stepping

It probably began with the crepe myrtle tree outside my window.
The tangle of branches made sense to me, and this became the way I made sense of everything that didn’t.

Over the years, I have inherited the belongings of most of my family. Packing and unpacking them has become an internal conversation about the reach of the past into the present. The belongings they left behind, elusive memories, and contradictory family stories form the precarious bedrock upon which my present reality rests. These photographs are a meditation on the fragments and layers that shape my personal landscape, its erosion, and its transformation.

Molly Lamb holds an MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a BA in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her work has been exhibited nationally, most recently at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA and the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA. She was named one of Photo District News’ 2015 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch and in conjunction with this, she will be exhibiting at the Annenberg Space for Photography this summer. She is based in Boston and is represented by Rick Wester Fine Art, NY.