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Yuriko Urayama

Family Snapshot 1973, Color Film, Courtesy of Ashley Vaughan 

To take an interest and the time to write about or document another person's life is quite a remarkable thing.  It inspires the kind of emotion that make someone like filmmaker and folklorist John Cohen want to hand paint bright color onto black and white frames of film. 
His short cinematic biography of Roscoe Holcomb is the last in this collection, but for this one last photographic note: A faded snapshot of a family snapped in Japan someplace. If you look closely behind the two smiling little girls, you'll notice a curly haired woman just up and to the right, though its difficult to make out her pretty face.  Ashley Vaughan tells her story right here
-- A.S.