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Leaving and Waving, Deanna Dikeman


This book presents 27 years of Deanna Dikeman photographing her parents waving goodbye as she left their home after a visit. Just as she was driving away, Dikeman invariably pointed her camera at her parents. What started with a candid snapshot in 1991 turned into a ritual over the years. The book chronicles their farewells as seasons change and years go by, separating black and white photographs from colour photographs. Leaving and Waving — which was originally part of a larger body of work entitled Relative Moments — is a heartfelt exploration of family, the passage of time and the sadness of leaving.

Publisher: Chose Commune
Photographs: Deanna Dikeman
Concept and Editorial direction: Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi
Design: Bureau Kayser
19 x 23.5 cm
66 photographs (27 colour plates, 39 duotone plates)
112 pages
English / French
Publication date: 8 March 2021 (first printing), 28 October 2021 (second printing)
ISBN : 979-10-96383-21-4

Winner Prix Nadar 2021
Shortlisted Aperture / Paris Photo Book Awards (First Photobook)