Collected Visions is designed to be a neutral space in which to explore the meaning of
family photographs. Without determining what is submitted, I have sought to collect as many
varied images and stories from a diverse range of people as possible. I hope that this accumulation
will confront the romanticism so often associated with family photographs and help to penetrate the
narrow view of the family that so many snapshots suggest. Collected Visions and its archive will
serve as a testimony to the multiple visions of how we view the snapshot and family photographs at
this time in history.