"Families"
by sabine7 / November 14, 2007
Matthew Clowney’s most recent series of work, Families, consists of portraits of today’s typical families: atypical. There is a social context, therefore. But the photographs also display an eerie boldness, as though the families are saying to the viewer, “This is who we are. What of it?” The camera catches the individuals in the act of being captured in a photo moment; they are not relating to one another or interacting. But it is a moment all the same: of who we are as we choose to present ourselves. Viewing these photos once is not enough; the viewer is repeatedly drawn into the scene. (Also interesting to note that Matthew Clowney was once assistant to Tina Barney.)

Artist: Matthew Clowney
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