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30.03.2010

 

GoSee Tip : DAUGHTERS - Margaret M. de Lange from Norway's first book

GoSee presents motifs from the multi-award winning black & white series ‘Daughters’ by Margaret M. de Lange. 12 years ago, the Norwegian observed her daughters at play and subsequently began to visually capture them in their natural surroundings

She accompanied them on their discovery of the garden, on their excursion to the adjacent waters. She shows moments of aggression as well as tender sympathy. These include photos which seem almost archaic, wild costumes that seemingly metamorphose the little beings into fantastic wild creatures.

The motifs have only been exhibited since 2007 – Margaret wanted to ask for her daughters' permission first. Yet, she had no reason to worry, quite the opposite. The mid-twenty year olds could hardly wait for the publication themselves.

The series was immediately nominated as a runner up for the renowned Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2007 in Arles: 'For an excellent picture story expressing the relationship of man to his environment and positively reflecting the idea of humanity in society'.

The girls didn’t just look forward to the motifs being exhibited in several exhibitions in Belgium, Norway and in Arles – for the just recently released book, one of her daughters even wrote the introduction. For the first time, the book unites the complete array of motifs.

Margaret M. de Lange has clocked up several years of experience as a freelance photographer in advertising, interiors and fashion.

Daughters is her first and thoroughly delightful book. Her DAUGHTERS series is simultaneously on show at the Parisian Philippe Chaume Gallery until 24 October.

Daughters by Margaret M. de Lange

ISBN: 978-1-904563-64-8
Publication Year: 2009
Binding: Soft back, Pages: 58
Format: 237 x 340
Illustrations: 28 b/w tritone
UK £24.99 / US $49.95

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006

Margaret de Lange *Daughters* 1994-2006