Dick Blau: Thicker than Water
Thicker Than Water (1968-2012), Photographs by Dick Blau
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An interview and picture reading with Sarah Rhodes
In addition to his work in other cultures, for the last forty years Dick Blau has also been making photographs of his own family. In his book-in-progress, Thicker Than Water, Blau explores two major relationships through a set of individual portraits and a series of domestic scenes. In these photographs, he looks at both the ordinary and the extraordinary aspects of family life. Love, ambivalence, and pleasure; dailiness, conflict, and drama; the birth and growth of children, the death of a marriage: all this unfolds in his photographs as he negotiates the complicated terrain of feeling in family life.