over 100 illustrations
Released in April 2018
W 9.84 x L 12.9 x D 1.57 in
"Page after page brings sun dappled photos, of lightly-clothed bodies—little between a mother and child’s embrace." - Vogue
In the latest work by author and photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank, the artist explored what modern motherhood means in the 21st century. Turning its lens to 70 iconic families of mothers and children with famous names such as Delfina Figueras, Carolina Herrera, Lauren Santo Domingo, Anne Vyalitsyna, Aerin Lauder and Patti Hansen, the stunning portraits of Swanson Frank capture emotional ties and beauty which frame the primal relationship of a mother and her child. To complete his work, a series of questions and answers, in which Swanson Frank delicately instructs each mother to look within herself and to express what it really means to be a mother for her. Their responses, while extremely thoughtful and introspective, are also fun, fascinating and moving. Each of these deeply intimate and amazing portraits will captivate and inspire readers as they embark on this deep journey that reminds us all of the power of motherhood and the great gift of love.