Drawing from those same impulses that compel us all to take pictures of our family, this book considers the entirely unique response of photographers to their family and the significance of this work in the broader context of their photography. Family is a collection of c. 175 photographs by a wide range of photographers that consciously reflect on the experience of family. 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
Preface by French sociologist, Henri Peretz, which explores the impact that photography has had on the sociological position of family and considers the importance of this relationship between photography and family today. c. 175 photographs in black & white and colour. Notes on the photographs and an editor's note; Acknowledgements.