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