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THE EXTENDED FAMILY
 
If I were to print a book of snapshots, I would do it in its own spirit.  On the front page would be one snapshot, and in the inside pages would be loosely distributed images, without introduction, without philosophy, without explanations, without captions, so that for once people would be free to discover for themselves without being 
told what to see.                            -Lisette Model-

Rena Zingovas

Through photographs each family constructs a portrait chronicle of itself...  It hardly matters what activities are being photographed as long as photographs get taken and are cherished.  Photography becomes a rite of family life just when... the very institution of the family starts undergoing radical surgery.  As ... the nuclear family was being carved out of a much larger family aggregate, photography came along to memorialize, to restate symbolically, the imperiled continuity and vanishing extendedness of family life...  A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family - and, often is all that remains of it.                                  -Susan Sontag-

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