Family: Photographers Photograph Their Families by Sophie Spencer-woodFamily: Photographers Photograph Their Families by Sophie Spencer-wood

Family: Photographers Photograph Their Families

bySophie Spencer-woodAs told bySophie Spencer-wood

Hardcover | May 1, 2005

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Drawing from those same impulses that compel us all to take pictures of our family, this book considers the entirely unique response that photographers have to their own families, and the significance of this work in the broader context of their photography. Family is a collection of almost 200 photographs by a wide range of photographers that consciously reflect on the emotions and experiences wrought and woven into the family unit. It presents the work of some of the earliest photographers to consider the subject, alongside those taking pictures of their family today. Rather than a sociological study that maps its metamorphosis, the book marks the curiosity for family and the element of autobiography that continues to stand the test of time. Family: Photographers photograph their families reflects upon some of the meanings behind our family photographs and considers the time-honoured relationship between family and photography.The normally private and intimate world of familial relationships is revealed to us through the work of these photographers, and through their vision we are reminded of the common patterns and forms that underlie our most intimate and personal emotional ties.The book is not organised chronologically or by theme and chapter, but many of the ideas and themes we associate with family photographs are discernible through sequenced stories and the juxtaposition of single images.Each selection of photographs will be represented by a short commentary placed at the back of the book.
Title:Family: Photographers Photograph Their FamiliesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 10.25 × 7.75 × 0.88 inPublished:May 1, 2005Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714844020

ISBN - 13:9780714844022

Appropriate for ages: 13

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