Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hi Jason,

Just letting you know that the thtk box is now installed at Waiting Room Records--a great independent record store near campus. Jared, the owner, is really supportive, and I'm hoping we get some new submissions while it's there.

All the best,

Kendra Paitz, Curator
University Galleries
Illinois State University
110 Center for Visual Arts
Campus Box 5600
Normal, IL 61790-5600

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

toohardtokeep + sf camerawork

happy to announce sf camerawork as a new host site for a thtk archive drop box!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

HPAC +'s on!

The Hyde Park Art Center is the first cultural institution to officially partner with TooHardToKeep, hosting a satellite drop box for the archive.  HPAC is where I took my first photography class so the partnership feels especially appropriate.  Thanks to Allison Peters Quinn, Director of Exhibitions, for her enthusiasm and collaborationCheck out HPAC's ambitious upcoming exhibition schedule here.  More host sites nationwide are materializing, stay tuned.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


expect submissions from italy, ...italian newspaper La Repubblica just posted the project on their blog:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

npr + toohardtokeep

npr just linked toohardtokeep on their national image blog called the picture show:

i listen to npr about 3 hours a day so the link means a lot...

opening up the mail this morning and getting these pix already has made my day...thank you for the submission...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

too hard to keep installation at ISU in February, 2011

Images are now being collected at ISU, info below:

Please submit photos to Jason Lazarus' "too hard to keep" photo archive! A dropbox is now located in the lobby of University Galleries of Illinois State University. 

"I have started an archive of photographs deemed 'too hard to keep.' Submissions may include photos of friends, family, pets, places/objects too hard to view again. The reason you can't live with the photo or photo album I do not need to know. I am creating a repository for these images so that they may exist without being destroyed. Please dictate whether the images you submit to the archive are 1) images not to be shown again, or 2) images that may be exhibited in the future with other submissions to the archive."
--Jason Lazarus

For more information on this project, please visit

Lazarus' solo exhibition, Your Time is Gonna Come, will be on view at University Galleries from February 22 through April 3, 2011. 

University Galleries is located on the south end of ISU's campus in 110 Center for the Visual Arts. Parking is available for $0.90 per hour on the first floor of the South University Street parking garage. For more information or to receive this announcement in an alternative format, please contact University Galleries at 309.438.5487 or

toohardtokeep is partnering with a number of cultural institutions across the country who will be hosting satellite archive drop-boxes...stay tuned for a few official announcements in the upcoming weeks! 

if you have old photos that are toohardtokeep, please consider submitting to the archive or passing along a blog link to those who may be interested...

postal entries can be sent to
jason lazarus
810 n wood, 3f
chicago IL 60622

if your submission is a larger package (like an entire photo album), please add c/o deitch pharmacy to the address under my name...

cheers, thtk

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

first solo exhibition of TOO HARD TO KEEP


The Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery
Too Hard to Keep, September 3—October 9, 2010
Artist Jason Lazarus
Curated by Anne Harris
Reception: Sunday, September 12, 3:00-6:00 pm.

The Riverside Arts Center is pleased to present the inaugural exhibition of
Jason Lazarus’s photo archive "Too Hard to Keep," a repository for
photographs both too painful to keep and too meaningful to destroy. This
on-going and expanding project will be displayed in two parts: an installation
of photographs from the archive and a “drop box.” Anyone can add to the
archive by depositing pictures in this box.

Jason's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with solo
exhibitions at such venues as the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Spertus
Institute, Kaune Sudendorf Gallery in Cologne, Germany; Das Weisse Haus,
Austria; and D3 projects, Los Angeles.

Riverside Arts Center
Freeark Gallery
32 E. Quincy Rd, Riverside, IL 60546
708 442-6400
Hours: Tues., Wed., Sat. 1-5 pm, Fri. 4-8 pm

If you have questions regarding the show please contact Anne Harris at

If you have questions regarding the Riverside Arts Center please visit
their website or call 708 442 6400.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

big submission!

this triptych is from a new submission to the archive of 175 photos from a single participant!
i need more submissions for a solo exhibition debut of project in early september!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010