What would you take from your burning house?

Tess Vigeland Jun 29, 2012
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Michelle Ashton, from London, would rescue something practical and something sentimental. Courtest It Books

What would you take from your burning house?

Tess Vigeland Jun 29, 2012
Michelle Ashton, from London, would rescue something practical and something sentimental. Courtest It Books
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When disasters like the fire in Colorado happen, many people start asking themselves, “What would I take, if I had only, say, 20 minutes to leave my house?”

Photographer Foster Huntington asked that question on his blog and responses poured in from around the world. They’re now in his soon-to-be-released book “The Burning House.”

“I’ve always been interested in how people’s posessions and what they value kind of reflect their backgrounds and their personal priorities,” Huntington said.

Listen to the audio above to hear what Huntington has to say about computers being a common choice among submissions and the debate between sentimental v. practical

We also asked all you listeners Foster’s question on Twitter and our Facebook page. You can see responses in a Storify stream here.

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