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November 21, 2010

In honor of our current assignment :

Accidental Mysteries is a great site of photographers John and Teenuh Foster, who do work with found and vernacular photography. John and Teenuh “Share a passionate interest in collecting works of art by self-taught artists, as well as anonymous objects that to them, share attributes of great design and mystery. They consider vernacular photography to be a long overlooked genre of folk art, capturing elements of history, sociology, psychology and often ‘accidental’ moments on film.”

Accidental Mysteries

Also you should check out their blog here! I found this blog incredibly interesting, and entertaining. They have collected some really cool, and very strange stuff over the years.

Accidental Mysteries

“When it comes to looking for photographs, like an archeologist, I search for abandoned images that may inspire me or excite my eye.” -John Foster

There is also an article written in Newsweek about the work they are doing, which includes some more great images.

Accidental Mysteries


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