This critically engaging anthology explores the ways in which photographers from across the globe are viewing the complicated dynamics of family life.
The book is divided into two parts: ‘Our Own Families’ and ‘Other People’s Families’. Each section includes an essay, analysing the complex attachments between brothers and sisters, parents and children, step-families and in-laws, outcasts and adoptees. Around forty international photographers are interviewed and present their individual pictures, albums and archives, many never previously published in book form. Whether Birte Kaufman’s award-winning images of Irish travellers, Magnum member Trent Parke’s darkly amusing shots of his family in suburban Australia, Nadia Sablin’s elegy to her elderly aunts living in rural Russia, or Elina Brotherus’s devastating records of failed IVF, this book takes readers on powerful journeys and enables them to reflect on how they photograph their own families.