Robin Schwartz: Amelia’s World
I don’t know if it’s the election, but I seem to be looking at a lot of life affirming work lately. Robin Schwartz’s website is an absolute treat if you are an animal (or photography) lover. Her brilliant series Amelia’s World: Animal Affinity is made more remarkable by her incredibly self possessed daughter, Amelia. Be sure to visit her other wonderful series, Amelia’s World: Imaginery Tales. Robin has a new book, published by Aperture, titled Amelia’s World.
“Robin Schwartz makes meticulously composed, disquieting portraits of her daughter, Amelia, interacting with a range of exotic animals, from monkeys to kangaroos. Her startling portraits reference painting and hint at open-ended narratives. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions. Her photographs have appeared in the New York Times, Fader, Interview, and the Los Angeles Times. Her other books include Like Us: Primate Portraits (W.W. Norton, 1993) and Dog Watching (Takarajima Books, 1995)”.
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