Highly charged psychological family portraits in The Mark of Abel by Lydia Panas

These types of works, just letting people be who they are, and then, capture them being who they are, are to me, more than a simple portrait.

They are a type of work, I would like to try some day.

“ALLENTOWN, PA.- For three years, American photographer Lydia Panas invited families to stand before her lens. She was curious to see what would happen. Nothing was deliberate or planned. These diverse groupings of children and adults, relatives and close friends, stood graciously before her, taking positions in relationship to each other, and to the camera. The resulting images from the project are engaging and highly charged psychological family portraits that are gathered together in the artist’s debut monograph, The Mark of Abel, (Kehrer Verlag, March 2012).”


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