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Domestic Vacations

written by: Julie Blackmon, Paul Schranz

There is a constant ying and yang in the act of motherhood, encompassing both the amazing and the tedious. Photographer Julie Blackmon talks of contemporary life as being overscheduled and frantic. Facing the pressure of being a perfect mother, while avoiding the possibility of losing her self, she has melded her situation to her work, successfully balancing her connection and her escape. Blackmon says that her photography is grounded in her experience of being raised as a member of a large family and her relationship to her current large-family life in her Missouri town. Her work continues the journey of Read more »