Presentation by Stanley / Barker:
" When Judith Black moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1979 with her four children, a friend asked her if they were going to be all right there. Frankly, she didn't know.
They had just moved into a dilapidated apartment in a neighborhood that the real estate lady admitted was as good as they were going to find. The small convenience store down the block had « fuck you » fiercely spray painted on the clapboard - a less than encouraging welcome for a family that had grown up in the bucolic hippie house they shared with Black's siblings in New Hampshire. Things didn't seem very promising for a single mother with little income and a houseful of young children.
Over the the next two decades, Black would make a series of images that chronicled the lives of her young children, and her relationship with them.
« I quickly realized that I was not going to be able to roam the streets to make photographs. I had limited time between working at MIT as an assistant, attending classes, and being a mother. Our apartment was dark, but it became my studio. » -- Judith Black
« While it shouldn't have taken decades to see this work, it's worth the wait. I feel the same rush of enthusiasm I felt when I first encountered Black's work when I was twenty-one. Her photographs make the ordinary world around me feel more alive and worthy of attention. » -- Alec Soth
« These are intimate and complicated images seeking to make sense of the challenges of a working mother and to record the home that served both as sanctuary and studio. » -- Financial Times "
120 pages - Hardcover
Stanley / Barker, 2020
Format : 25 x 25 cm
New - Mint condition
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