Shimon Attie

On Via S. Angelo in Pescheria, Rome, Italy, 2003

Shimon Attie (American, born 1957), On Via S. Angelo in Pescheria, Rome, Italy, 2003, Lambda photograph, 36 x 30 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2006.1. Shimon Attie © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

"For the project The History of Another, I created a series of on-location slide projections in ancient Rome, specifically in order to be photographed. I projected images of individuals directly onto Roman archaeology and excavation sites. My intention was to create beautiful, ghostly, and evocative images which invite reflections and meditations on history, and which allow viewers to make up their own stories and meaning from each photograph."—Shimon Attie