Joan Albert – Family Photographs
Joan Albert, 1943-2012, created a remarkable body of work over a short period of time from the 1970s through the early 1990s in Massachusetts.
Her intimate photographs of her growing sons are filled with emotion, humour, and the obsessions of teenage and pre-teenage boys of at the tail end of the last century. Alberts 4 x 5” view camera portraits of her parents, friends and neighbours with their children are similarly poignant and richly detailed, showing the complexity and intensity of parent-child relation- ships.
This book, edited by the American artist Sage Sohier, and with hand painted typography by Tamara Shopsin is the first time that Albert’s beautiful and compassionate work can be viewed in its entirety.