Karen Hanmer

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Title: Generations


Generations | 1998 | $100

Pigment inkjet prints

Fully open size 6 x 30 x 3"

Edition of 20
Text and photos documenting the connections between three generations of men through reminiscences of hunting and fishing trips.

Generations began as a fortieth birthday present for my husband. We had recently helped his father format his genealogical research into a book, and I was touched by numerous photos of fathers and sons hunting and fishing together. I asked my father-in-law to write stories about his times spent hunting and fishing with his father and his son. Snippets of text from these stories join the names of fathers and sons going back seven generations.