“The woman sits in the semi darkness of what appears to be a living room. She is alone. Her eyes are red rimmed and still. At her throat is a bandage that seams together a long surgical incision. She fixes you with a knowing gaze. If you thought you could hide or pretend in the face of that gaze, forget it. She has your number, sheâ€™s figured you out and she knows a hell of a lot more than you do about life and pain and love.
This image of Doug DuBoisâ€™ mother is from his book â€¦.all the days and nights. Published by Aperture, it contains 62 images spanning 25 years. In the mid 1980â€™s DuBois began photographing his family just before his father suffered a fall from a commuter train. This event and the challenges his family faced during his fatherâ€™s convalescence set in motion an unraveling of sorts that plays out in subtle ways throughout the book.”
(Amy’s great TÃ³xico Workshop is going on as I write. We have been going over many other photographer’s work, and many books, including Dubois’. Above an excerpt from an article Amy just wrote for Ahorn Magazine. Read the rest here.)