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Chosen Family: Less Alone Together
Various Artists

Chosen Family

Chosen FamilyChosen Family: Less Alone Together
Various Artists
Christoph Merian Verlag

Edited by Nadine Wietlisbach.
Text by Lucy Gallun, Stefan Laenzlinger, Nadine Wietlisbach and Benjamin von Wyl among others.
Photographs by
Aarati Akkapeddi, Larry Clark, Mark Morrisroe, Annelies Štrba and Nan Goldin among others.


196 pages
200 x 285 mm
ISBN 9783856169749


Family means (elective) relatives, blood ties, sometimes lifelong ties and, above all, the constant renegotiation of boundaries. The publication shows the different forms that the representation of the family can have in photography and art: Photographers document everyday family life and capture emotional moments with the camera. In photography, family members can also become cooperation partners in the creation of images. Within the framework of genealogical projects, authors try to fathom their own life stories based on those of their ancestors. In the innovative interplay of photography and text, the book approaches a socially highly topical topic. It offers impulses for understanding the family in the present and diversifies the relationship between family and photography.

This book is a catalogue from an exhibition which took place from 11th June to 16th October 2022 at the Fotomuseum Winterhur.

About the Editor
Nadine Wietlisbach devises exhibitions, publications and other discursive formats in the fields of contemporary photography and art. She has been the  Director of Fotomuseum Winterthur since January 2018.

About the Publisher
Christoph Merian Verlag is n Swiss publishing house that specialises in books on art, photography and architecture, as well as non-fiction books with a regional relevance. The Christoph Merian Veralg is an Institution of the Christoph Merian Foundation Basel.

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