Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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for some reason these images made me want to re-read 'you are your child's first teacher' by rahima baldwin. i first checked it out from the library when elodie was a year old and it left a strong impression on me. children have such different needs and ways of learning based on their age but you can see their spirit as the thread that runs through every year of their life. what a beautiful metamorphosis.

image: the ever controversial sally mann

7 comments:

  1. i have found that book so useful!

    these images remind me of a conversation i had with a friend recently about feeling guilty over how my little guy occupies himself while i'm working at home, specifically, planted in front of the computer watching mr. rogers. i told her that i worried i was neglecting him when i worked and she reminded me of what sally mann's children said in the art 21 feature. to paraphrase, they were asked whether it was hard to be sally mann's children and they said yes, but that it was also pretty cool. i'm not sally mann, but i appreciated the comparison :)

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  2. that book changed me too. i think i read it when charlie was about a year as well. and i love these images!

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  3. Seriously amazing images. Although my kids are a little older, I wonder if it wouldn't be too late to read the book? It sounds perfect.

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  4. These photos make me feel uncomfortable and then curiously happy. What a lovely family you have! Great to meet you!
    Rose, Nick & Marlo Stahl

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  5. Sally Mann is one of my favorite photographers. great post!

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  6. Wow, these are beautiful! I have seen most of Sally Mann's work before and own a few of her books, she is one of my favorite photographers right up there with Nan Goldin. However, I have never seen this series before, it's beautiful. I am off to go check out that book!

    Shannon

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  7. I can see the long, lanky teenager flicker across my daughter's face and form every now and then, and it both makes me swell with pride, and terrifies me. I know she will be moving from my by then, and into the fullness of her own life. It is an amazing and earth-moving metamorphasis, full of pride, sorrow, wonder and hope.

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