Family Resemblance

Family Resemblance is a multi-year photo project that documents and celebrates people who are genetically related and bear a strong resemblance to each other. As an adopted person, I always wondered what it would be like to look like someone else. At age forty-five, when I saw a photo of his birth mother for the first time it triggered the idea to photograph family members with shared physical characteristics. Over a three-year period I photographed around 700 people—from newborns to nonagenarians—asking them about their own experiences with family resemblance.

The project resulted in a website, and a book: Family Resemblance: Finding Yourself in Others (Daylight Books, 2020).

Family Resemblance Book

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