Comments/Context: If we were to organize a hypothetical photography exhibit called "The Family as Muse", there would be a nearly endless variety of superlative imagery to choose from. Maybe we might select images from Sally Mann, Nicholas Nixon, and Tina Barney, or perhaps Doug DuBois, Larry Sultan, Mitch Epstein and Nan Goldin, or really any number of deserving others. Chris Verene's pictures of his extended family would happily fit into this sprawling exhibition, and would stick out for their unflinching sense of documentary reality.
Rating: * (one star) GOOD (rating system described here)
- Artist site (here)
- Reviews: NY Times (here), New Yorker (here), Photo Booth (here)
- Interview: Amy Stein (here)
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