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A Glimpse into American Family Life – At the Dinner Table

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Brooklyn-based photographer Doug Adesko started his series Family Meal to capture an insight into American family life by documenting families eating together. To date, he’s made roughly 75 portraits over the past decade. His interest arose from early childhood memories, and grew as he watched his own daughter at the family table. The portraits seem simple at first glance, but a second, deeper look presents a subtle range of detail—dynamics among family members, hierarchy within the family group, and glimpses into how personality traits affect the behavior of adults and children when together.

Doug_Adesko_Photography

Doug_Adesko_Photography

Doug_Adesko_Photography

Doug_Adesko_Photography

Doug_Adesko_Photography

Doug_Adesko_Photography

Doug_Adesko_Photography

Doug_Adesko_Photography

Feature Shoot Contributing Editor Carolyn Rauch is a Photo Editor.

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The 2nd Annual Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards is an international photography competition for up-and-coming image makers who are ready to kickstart their careers. Five talented photographers will be provided with the resources they need to get their career off to a strong start. Photographers of all disciplines are welcome to submit up to 5 images in any genre. We can’t wait to see your best work! Enter here.

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