One Hour Photo distills the photograph to the ultimate limited edition: 60 minutes. Photographic works are 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.
Documentation of the experience consists of signed release forms: each participating artist pledges never to reproduce, display, or sell the piece they've include in the exhibition.
One Hour Photo was first shown at American University Museum in 2010. It has since been show at the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography (2011).