Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Few artists have the access, let alone the perseverance, to follow the same subject for decades. Photographer Jack Radcliffe has constructed a haunting portfolio of work documenting the life of his daughter for more than 30 years, from infancy to adulthood, titled simply Alison.

A stunning series in black and white, the photos walk a fine line between exquisite and intrusive, caring and unsettling, as Alison grows from thoughtful child to striking punk teenager to obviously troubled adult. “I wanted to photograph her in all her extremes,” Radcliffe writes in his introduction, “and to be part of these times in her life without judging or censoring.”

An abridged selection of images here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Josh thanks for posting-those are fascinationg pictures. Reminds me of a body of pictures I took of friends in the past. Sue.