"These portraits capture not only the intricate beauty of the projectors and the other tools of the projectionists’ trade, but the decades’ worth of history etched into these spaces through handwritten notes, personal photographs, fading film posters, and other ephemera—a reminder that film is, first and foremost, a physical medium. By opening up these hidden, even secret environments, Holmes brings to light an intrinsic yet rarely seen aspect of the cinematic experience, and pays tribute to the practitioners of a unique and increasingly endangered art form."
— CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto
A solo show of 30 large-format prints from The Booth traveled from New York City's Museum of the Moving Image to Toronto's Bell Lightbox in 2013 and 2014. A museum-box portfolio of 25 prints, number 1 of 5, is in the permanent collection of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Booth - Joseph O. Holmes