Photo of Umi’s father, the photographer.
Notes: I have not done an official count, but there appear to be thousands of photos in Umi’s family archive – and these are just the photos through 1975, when her father, Aubrey J. Weeks, passed on. The photos in this exhibition, and all the exhibitions in Umi’s archive, are primarily from his photo albums and the photos he took himself. Photography was clearly important to him, both the photo and the documentation of who, when, and where – particularly the photos of his youth from the 1930s and 1940s. He passed away before I was born, so I never had a chance to ask why photography was so important to him, but we have his photos (and even an old camera!).