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Domestic Vacations.
Photographs by Julie Blackmon. Essay by Regina Hackett. Interview by Alison Nordstrom.
Radius Books, Santa Fe, 2008. 96 pp., 40 color illustrations, 11x11".

Publisher's Description
The Dutch saying, “a Jan Steen household,” originated in the seventeenth century and has come to refer to a home in disarray, full of rowdy children and boisterous family gatherings. The paintings of Steen, along with those of other Dutch and Flemish genre painters, are the direct inspiration behind the layered domestic scenes of Julie Blackmon’s photographic work. Raised as the oldest of nine children, and the mother of three herself, Blackmon takes an approach to her work that is at once autobiographical and fictional. According to Anne Wilkes Tucker of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Blackmon has “taken a subject that is ripe for cliché—mother photographing children— and through the subtle, digital manipulations, the use of color and highly graphic images, she’s given it humor and edge and taken the subject somewhere fresh.

About the limited Edition:

The deluxe edition of Domestic Vacations is limited to 60 copies, which comes with your choice of one of two signed and numbered archival digital pigment print in editions limited to 30 each, and presented with a copy of the book in a clamshell box. The clamshell and print measure 14 x 14 inches.

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Julie Blackmon is represented by photo-eye Gallery. See her work here.

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