Mrs. Merryman's Collection.
Photographs from the collection of Anne Sophie Merryman.
MACK, 2012. 112 pp., 86 color illustrations, 9¾x10½".
Anne-Marie Merryman collected postcards between 1937 and 1980, a collection inherited by her granddaughter, Anne Sophie Merryman.
The book, Mrs. Merryman’s Collection, presents the postcards which together form the story of two intertwined lives - one life lived travelling the world through the postcard images, the other a child and then adult whose life and relationship to her own history and her future were influenced by the collection.
While Anne-Marie and Anne Sophie never met, both their lives were inspired by the postcard collection - a relationship that was born, and continues to flourish, in the realms of the imagination.
Mrs. Merryman’s Collection is the winner of the First Book Award, 2012, a photography publishing prize made by the National Media Museum and MACK to support the publication of a book by a previously unpublished photographer.
Read Adam Bell's review of Mrs. Merryman's Collection on photo-eye Blog.