Family : Photographers Photograph Their Families
Sophie Spencer-WoodISBN: 0714844020; 978-0-7148-4402-2;
Book DescriptionDrawing 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...