TOKYO-2020 Book / People

Personal History

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/People
  • Photographer
    Carole Glauber
  • Technical Info
    Publisher, Daylight Books
  • Photo Date

"Personal History" examines the lives of my two sons, Ben and Sam—a span covering 30 years. I used a 1950’s Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera, which I tried by chance. I fell in love with the square negative that replaced the rectangle I had known. The imperfections in the imagery reflect the inevitable flaws in our lives: the soft colors are about love and affection, and the constant square creates firm, fixed boundaries, suggesting a steady, uniform quality that we all need in our lives. At centerstage are my sons who we can watch mature from an early age to becoming young men.