Close Relations

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InClose Relations, noted photographer Henry Horenstein presents his earliest photographs, made from 1970 to 1973: a collection of portraits of family and friends, landscapes, and period imagery. These photographs describe a time familiar to everyone, when one moves from adolescence to adulthood, remaining as part of a family while beginning to create a network of one's own. Horenstein's close relations were classic American Dreamers: homeowners with 2.5 kids and a series of dogs-in this case, all named Chamie. Horenstein documented his friends-known around town as Hot Dot and Fast Fred-and their circle of stylish, turn-of-the-seventies friends. As a history student in the late 1960s, Horenstein learned the importance of preserving the present to create a record for the future. As he took up photography, he carried these lessons with him. InClose Relations, Horenstein offers us a warm and quirky look at his personal history, and at that of a particular place and time.

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About the author (2007)

Horenstein is author of over 30 books, including monographs, published by Viking, Chronicle, powerHouse, Stewart, Tabori, Change, and Pond Press Henry's textbooks have been widely used by photography students worldwide, including Black & White Photography, published by Little, Brown, which has sold close to 700,000 copies to date. Henry is a professor of photography at Rhode Island School of Design.

TOM AND RAY MAGLIOZZI (better known to their fans as Click and Clack, The Tappet Brothers) are the hosts of NPR's "Car Talk" a syndicated weekly call-in program broadcast nationwide to over 600 stations and heard by over 4.4 million listeners. Winner of the Peabody Award, "Car Talk" has been providing advice since 1977.

Shannon Thomas Perich is an Associate Curator of Photography in the Photographic History Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. She holds a master's degree in Museum Studies from George Washington University, and a BA in Art History and a BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona. Her primary research interests within the history of photography are vernacular photography, Richard Avedon, tintypes, and the history of digital photography. Perich is currently writing a book about an Avedon photo shoot with John F. Kennedy and his family, for HarperCollins.

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