©Eric Graig, Waiting for Desert, New York, NY, IG: @ericgraig/
Happy Thanksgiving! After two years of covid and quaranting, this wonderful exhibition of family gatherings past and present, remind us of what is important: being with ones you love, being thankful for the goodness in the world, and enjoying a meal together. This is a two part exhibition, so don’t miss the second half!
As we all know, the history of Thanksgiving is more problematic than the idea of Thanksgiving. For educators in particular, here are a couple of articles of interest from the National Museum of the American Indian and The Center of Racial Justice and Education.
Thank you to all who shared their gatherings, their dinner tables and families. Thank you to our readers for supporting us over the years–we are filled with gratitude for this wonderful community of photographic visionaries who tell important stories about self and others.
©michael johnson, Thanksgiving at Sue and Tim’s, Sayville, NY @michaeljohnsonstudio
©Jake Eshelman, Untitled, Christmas, Heisykha, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine IG: @jake.eshelman
© Sarah Barker, Family Chiaroscuro, Gadigal Country, Sydney, Australia IG: @sezwhophoto
©Emily Bouffard, Thanksgiving 2020, Somerville, MA 35mm film photograph
©Daria Lanova, Kyiv, Ukraine, IG @kolganova_photography
©Dennis Church, Family Thanksgiving Dinner 1975, Rural Route 4 Osage, Iowa IG @dennischurchphotographer
©Lisa Barlow, Whelan Farm, Danby, Vermont IG @lisabnyc
©GinaCosta, Mamie’s Kitchen, Williston,NY : IG: @ginacostaphotography
©Yael Sela, An Ever Lasting Love, Los Angeles, CA
©Clair Robins, The Party Buffet, UK , England IG: @clairscollection
©Milla Sebbah, Peace, Brooklyn, New York IG: @millasebbah
©Prescott Moore Lassman, Family Portrait, Washington, DC, @lassman_lenswork
©NaidneLevin, Rosh Hashanah Dinner, San Mateo, CA, IG: @nlevin68.
©️M.PilarG.Tavelli, Buenos Aires, Argentina IG:@miscotidianeidades
©Sarah Pfeifer, An Unconventional Meeting
©Paul Morris, Colin and Jenny’s Wedding, Capesthorne, England
Browse the entire 2021 Family Gatherings ExhibitionPart 1 | Part 2
©Erin Nowak, The Hostess with the Mostess, Moorestown, NJ , process: staged self-portrait/ performance of Easter brunch with family IG: @erin_nowak