I've never had a relationship with my father. He left me and my mother when I was two years old. Growing up I wondered why my father would never call. I wondered what his life consisted of and whether or not we were alike. This past December I decided, at age 29, to finally get to know him. I spent a month in his home and made photographs of our time together. This work in progress is the beginning of a new relationship with my father. Through these photographs I am learning to forgive and understand him as well as myself.
 
"Schmidt's work observing his estranged father is an exploration of the gap in a father-son relationship, which he approached with no expectations and depicted with detached curiosity. The work is at times awkward, funny, and deeply emotional." —Paul Moakley, deputy photo editor, TIME Magazine
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I've never had a relationship with my father. He left me and my mother when I was two years old. Growing up I wondered why my father would never Read More
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