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From "A Dialogue with Solitude"

1952-1962
20 1/16 x 15 15/16 in. (50.9 x 40.5 cm)

David Heath
American (Philadelphia, PA, 1931 - 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Object Type: Photograph
Medium and Support: Silver print
Credit Line: Gift of the Genesee Valley School Development Association
Accession Number: 1978.133
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Location: Not currently on view

The world feels safer in Mother’s lap. David Heath’s tightly cropped photo highlights the intense need of this child for the nurturing only her mother can provide. His book of photography, A Dialogue with Solitude, captures the intimacy and alienation of modern life. Heath’s preface states, “Out of acceptance of this truth: that the pleasures and joys of life are fleeting and rare, that life contains a larger measure of hurt and misery, suffering and despair—must come not the bitter frustration and anger of self-pity, but love and concern for the human condition.”

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

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