I am incredibly proud to have been invited to participate in the first ever major gallery exhibition of documentary family photography: 'Picture (im)Perfect' at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.
~ Family Documentary Exhibition at FMoPA ~
A world first for family documentary
Earlier this year I got a message from an American documentary family photographer who I first met at Storytellers Photo Conference in Miami. Danielle is an awesome human being and a brilliant photographer, and it's always nice to hear what she's up to. This time however, it was a question: 'will you get involved in the very first major exhibition of documentary family photography?'. To which the answer was YES!
The exhibition opened in April 2021 at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. It features around 80 photographs from 46 talented international photographers, organised expertly by Águeda Sanfiz - another fantastic photographer who you see in the video above. I was extremely lucky to have two of my works chosen for the show by museum curator Marieke van der Krabben - who put together a quite beautiful and diverse collection of photographic perspectives on the contemporary experience of family.
On the road - on we go...
This venture has quite simply been an honour to be a part of - and the exhibition continues to tour in other arts venues in America. And who knows, you might see 'Picture (im)Perfect' popping up in a gallery near you! It's just wonderful to be able to be a part of the growing energy and excitement around the documentary family photography approach, showcased so brilliantly here.
For more info on the project, see Fox 13 Tampa Bay and the Florida Museum of the Photographic Arts. And of course, you might recognise my work at the show as you browse the rest of my site!
Below are some photos kindly taken and shared by Susan Gibbs, another amazing photographer in the show - who managed to get to the exhibition in person!