The Notion of Family

The Notion of Family

Book - 2016
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"The Notion of Family, offers an incisive exploration of the legacy of racism and economic decline in America's small towns, as embodied by her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. The work also considers the impact of that decline on the community and on her family, creating a statement both personal and truly political-- an intervention in the histories and narratives of the region. Frazier has compellingly set her story of three generations--her Grandma Ruby, her mother, and herself--against larger questions of civic belonging and responsibility. The work documents her own struggles and interactions with family and the expectations of community, and includes the documentation of the demise of Braddock's only hospital, reinforcing the idea that the history of a place is frequently written on the body as well as the landscape."--Publisher's website
Publisher: New York : Aperture Foundation, [2016]
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9781597113816
1597113816
Characteristics: 158 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm

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Jan 10, 2018

A beautiful photographic essay (for lack of a better term) which exposes the photographer's family situation and well tells their story. How do poverty and pollution affect one? This book of compelling photographs with narrative answers that question to perfection. An easy read with images that support the narrative or possibly vice versa.

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