One Hour Photo distills the photograph to the ultimate limited edition: 60 minutes. Photographic works will be projected for one hour each, after which they will never be seen again, by anyone, in any form. Each work will exist only in the limited moments of perception, in the individual and collective experience, then memory, of the observers. One Hour Photo complicates the myth of photography as preservation, manifests the tension between the permanence of the medium and the impermanence of time, and subverts the profit model of the edition and the print.
The first installation of One Hour Photo appeared at the Katzen Arts Center at the American University Museum, and featured 128 emerging and established photographers.
The second installation of One Hour Photo appeared at the Biel/Bienne Fesitval of Photography in Switzerland.