Leaving and Waving

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Chose Commune, 2021. First edition, second printing.
Hardcover, 112 pp., 66 illustrations (27 colour plates, 39 duotone plates), 190 x 235 mm. Photographs by Deanna Dikeman. Design by Bureau Kayser.

Winner Prix Nadar 2021

Shortlisted for the Paris-Photo Aperture Foundation First Photobook Award 2021

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2021 by Alec Soth, Gabriela Cendoya, Myrto Steirou, Mark Power,  Jeff Mermelstein

This book presents 27 years of Deanna Dikeman photographing her parents waving goodbye as she left their home after a visit. Just as she was driving away, Dikeman invariably pointed her camera at her parents. What started with a candid snapshot in 1991 turned into a ritual over the years. The book chronicles their farewells as seasons change and years go by, separating black and white photographs from colour photographs. Leaving and Waving — which was originally part of a larger body of work entitled Relative Moments — is a heartfelt exploration of family, the passage of time and the sadness of leaving.


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