I take photographs of people, places and things that are often banal, yet, can give us a sense of longing or “remembering”. Nostalgia represents a way to better understand ourselves, and I have found it amazing how much of what we do and who we are is embedded in our personal and collective past – as boring as it sometimes may look or sound. In my current work, I am interested in the de-contextualization of memory from image – in effect, separating the description of one’s history from how that history might look.
Jordan Nahmias is a photographer living and working in Toronto, Canada. Traditionally capturing images of places and things which he comes across in travel and daily life, Jordan’s evolving practice uses photography to investigate history, memory and nostalgia while simultaneously speaking to issues of solitude, loss and abandonment. He has participated in numerous curated group shows, including at Gallery 44, Red Head Gallery and Coldstream Gallery, and his most recent solo exhibition, “The New (Old)”, not long ago concluded as a part of the 2017 edition of Contact.