Also included is a series of large-scale Lambda-print photographs. These are scans of my family photographs of Tzetzegov from the 1920-30’s. I enlarged them to life size, and then followed Stalin’s law requiring that as a family member I erase his image. Instead of erasing him from the historical record however, I turn these photos to the public view, competing this history rather than erasing it.
Tzetzegov, my grandfather, lived in the U.S. in the 1920's. He attended Ohio State University for food or dairy sciences. After he moved back to St. Petersburg, Russia he was arrested at his place of employment - he was the manager of an ice cream factory.