27 Good-byes

Title: 27 Good-byes

Photographer/s: Deanna Dikeman

Date of publication: August 2009

Place of publication: United States

Dimensions: 8 x 9.6 inches

Edition size: print on demand

Type of binding: softcover

Number of pages: 58

Type of paper: coated

Number of pictures: 28

Printer: Blurb

Language: English

Category: artist book

Price: $30

Summary: 27 Good-byes is a book I created in 2009 when I realized that I had 18 years of photographs that I had taken as I waved good-bye and drove away from my parents at their home in Iowa. I started in 1991 with a snapshot, and continued taking photographs with each departure. I never set out to make this series. These photographs are part of a body of work I call Relative Moments, which has chronicled the lives of my parents and other relatives since 1986. But as I discovered the subset of accumulated “leaving and waving” photographs, I found a small story to tell about family, love, and the pain of saying good-bye.

Date and place of birth of photographer/s: 1954, Sioux City, Iowa USA

Website: www.deannadikeman.com

Book link: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1034419

Donated by: Blurb

iPL Notes: This book was an Honorable Mention in the Fine Art Category of Blurb’s Photography Book Now competition, 2010.

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