Morgan Ashcom began Open while making photographs of daily life in Occupied Palestine in 2009. As Ashcom departed Palestine for his home in the United States, Israeli security forces opened his box of unprocessed film, exposing the images he had made to light.
Assuming they were ruined, Ashcom left the mostly unexamined film in his studio for over a decade. Meanwhile, the Israeli-imposed apartheid continued.
Inside rests a passport-like book containing 34 pictures. Translucent pages obscure the imagery with fragments of communications between Ashcom and the financial institutions which thwarted his efforts to raise money for a Palestinian children's charity.