• ChosenFamily

Fotomuseum Winterthur
Nadine Wietlisbach (ed.)

ChosenFamily
Less alone together

June 2022, 196 pages, 104 mainly colour illustrations, softcover, 20 x 28,5 cm, English
ISBN 978-3-85616-974-9

ChosenFamily

With works by, among others, Aarati Akkapeddi, Larry Clark, Mark Morrisroe, Annelies Štrba and Nan Goldin 

Texts by Lucy Gallun, Stefan Länzlinger, Nadine Wietlisbach, Benjamin von Wyl et al.

Exhibition at Fotomuseum Winterthur: 11th June to 16th October 2022

Family signifies (elective) affinity, blood ties, sometimes lifelong attachment, and above all the repeated renegotiation of borderlines. This publication highlights the different forms that the depiction of the family can take in photography and art: photographs document everyday family life and capture emotional moments. In photography, family members can also become cooperation partners in the process of determining the image. In the context of genealogical projects authors seek to explore their own life story by way of that of their ancestors.

In an innovative interplay between photography and text, this book approaches a highly topical social theme. It provides fresh impetus towards understanding the family today and fans out the relationship between family and photography anew.