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Happy Father’s Day: 26 Photos that Capture the Bond Between Dad and Child

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© Phyllis B. Dooney

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© Franziska Rieder

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© Aaron Wax

For our latest group show, we invited you to share your photographs on the theme of fatherhood. Curated by Alison Zavos, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, at Feature Shoot, this collection captures the nuances both of what it means to be and what it means to have a dad. When submissions were rolling in for this group show, one photographer sent me a nice note saying that because he was himself a father and because he had always been on the other side of the camera, he possessed only images of motherhood; something about this casual statement paradoxically cut to the core of fatherhood, to the ways in which fathers shape our childhoods, even when they linger just out of frame in the family photo albums. These images document some of the small precious in-between instants—the everyday happenings that fall between birthdays and family reunions—in which fathers make us who we are. As Umberto Eco famously put it in Foucault’s Pendulum, “What we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” Happy Father’s Day!

Congratulations to top three winners Phyllis B. Dooney, Franziska Rieder, and Aaron Wax, who will receive a one year subscription to Squarespace, an online publishing platform designed with photographers in mind. With award-winning design, domains, commerce, hosting, and 24/7 support, Squarespace helps photographers discover more ways to market themselves and expand their business. New subscribers to Squarespace can now use the code “FS15″ to receive 10% off their website. Click here to start a free 14-day trial.

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© Adam Hester

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© Alberto Bernasconi

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© Amanda Voelker

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© Amanda Voelker

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© Anna Grevenitis

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© C.Y. Frankel

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© Franziska Rieder

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© Franziska Rieder

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© Johan Larsson

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© Jorge Lopez

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© Laine Zimmerman

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© Laine Zimmerman

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© MariaVittoria Ghirardi

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© Marloes Heineke

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© Marloes Heineke

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© Meera Margaret Singh

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© Orsolya Boncser

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© Orsolya Boncser

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© Orsolya Boncser

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© Paola Sinibaldi

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© Paolo Patrizi

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© Phyllis B. Dooney

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© Tytia Habing

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