Travel Memories is a collection of publications that wants to value my experienced as a family and human connection as the main focus in the travel narratives. Against the backdrop of having the convenience of taking photographs with our phones and amassing the huge amount of images we can access with our fingertips, it is wonderful to recall experiences from the past and memorialize and curate them in the analog medium of a concrete book.

This project intentionally questions the contemporary method of archiving memories, which one we consider relevant and memorable and what we do to relive them. Through the years we shot thousands of photos with several devices and we find ourselves in a confusing, chaotic and mixed number of photos that are destined to sit in our device’s folders.

Each travel narrative is a selection, categorization and pairing of mainly photographic memories that honor the warm kindness, stunning views and unique cultures that could only be seen though the eyes of a conscious traveler. These publications show gratitude towards the open-minded eyes that my family taught me to travel with and, at the same time, enhances the light-heartedness action of experiencing the world. 
L’Havana, Cuba (2015)
Watamu, Kenya (2013)

Annachiara Maffezzoli
 
New York, NY