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Leaving and Waving

Deanna Dikeman

Chose Commune

Winner Prix Nadar 2021 — Shortlisted Aperture / Paris Photo Book Awards (First Photobook)

Publication date : 2021/03/08
Weight 1001 g / Dimensions 21.5 x 23.5 cm / 112 pages / Bilingual Fr/En
ISBN 9791096383214

This book presents 27 years of Deanna Dikeman photographing her parents waving goodbye as she left their home after a visit. Just as she was driving away, Dikeman invariably pointed her camera at her parents. What started with a candid snapshot in 1991 turned into a ritual over the years. The book chronicles their farewells as seasons change and years go by, separating black and white photographs from colour photographs. Leaving and Waving — which was originally part of a larger body of work entitled Relative Moments — is a heartfelt exploration of family, the passage of time and the sadness of leaving.

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