Upon clearing out a relative’s house in 2015, I stumbled upon thousands of photo slides taken around Europe over the course of nearly three decades, from the 1950s to the 1980s. I also discovered personal letters written in the 1940s and 50s. Amidst all of this material, I unearthed a decades-old tale of love and devotion.
I created a narrative using found photography and artifacts. The couple, who met and married during their time at Bletchley Park in the Second World War, had secrets to keep for years; their secrets still remain.
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