Audrey Amiss compiled over 200 scrapbooks throughout her life. They contained her daily thoughts and experiences, and a range of food packaging, receipts, sketches and photographs, accompanied by copious handwritten notes. How do you describe and catalogue such a uniquely personal and idiosyncratic archive? How do you preserve an individual voice within a collection? In this film, archivist Elena Carter reveals how she approached cataloguing Audrey’s extraordinary body of work.
Produced and directed by Kate Wilkinson
Assistant producer Effie Webb
Filmed and edited by Benjamin Gilbert and Thomas S G Farnetti
Assistant editor Eszter Anna Bonyi
Music by Blue Dot Sessions
About the contributors
Ben is a senior photographer for Wellcome. He is happiest when telling stories with his photographs, whether that be the health implications of rural-to-urban migration in India, or the dedication of the workers who power the NHS.
Thomas S G Farnetti
Thomas is a London-based photographer working for Wellcome. He thrives when collaborating on projects and visual stories. He hails from Italy via the North East of England.