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Posted in on March 21st, 2009 by karendavis – Comments Off on Home

Still Stepping: A Family Portrait

Announcing a late September 2020 arrival
To Preview Book and Pre-Order visit
afamilyportrait.net –  dedicated website 

Spanning twenty-two years, my book, Still Stepping: A Family Portrait
is a word and image portrait of a family as it cruises along,
gets clobbered by a treacherous childhood illness,
and then moves forward.
Amidst the quotidian of life, my photographs and the family’s words
—from letters, an essay, a documentary and interviews—
provide an intimate window into a world turned upside down
then righted by two shaken but determined parents.

Cover of Book - Still Stepping: A Family Portrait

Still Stepping: A Family Portrait by Karen Davis
Photographs:
 Karen Davis
Text: The Morgan Orton family
Preface: Alison Nordström, Ph.D.
Introduction: Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D.



Recent photographic project: Strangely Attracted

Strangely Attracted is a series of paired images that synthesize two photographic impulses.  As I find correspondences between a) my photographs of the quotidian and b) details of fine art paintings, I discover latent possibilities. Everyday life becomes elevated and worthy of note.  The painted hands take on a hint of familiarity—more akin to the everyday.  The resulting composition, the diptych, creates a space where conversation takes place.