Family Resemblance

Family Resemblance is a multi-year photo project which 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.

Family Resemblance Book Cover

Family Resemblance will be published as a book by Daylight Books in May of 2020.

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You can also read some press about the project:
Rangefinder, “Finding the Family Resemblance”
Star Tribune
, “They are Family: Minneapolis Photographer Captures Local Lookalikes”

ProjectFamily ResemblanceYear2016 - 2020