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When my daughter Alison was born, in the tradition of a new parent, I began to photograph her, initially in a separate and private body of work. … Read More
When my daughter Alison was born, in the tradition of a new parent, I began to photograph her, initially in a separate and private body of work. However, in the process of documenting Alison's growth, I developed a passionate interest in human relationships and capturing intimate moments in the lives of family and friends. This affected my photography in a profound way. Read Less
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Alison
by Jack Radcliffe
When my daughter Alison was born, in the tradition of a new parent, I began to photograph her, initially in a separate and private body of work. However, in the process of documenting Alison's growth, I developed a passionate interest in human relationships and capturing intimate moments in the lives of family and friends.

This affected my photography in a profound way. Rather than the isolated subjects of my earlier work, I became interested in the strength of relationships, oftentimes using personal environments to amplify those conditions.

My photographs of Alison, because of the nature of our relationship, are very much a father-daughter collaboration-Alison permitting me access to private moments of our life, which might, under different circumstances, be off-limits to a parent. The camera, early in her life, became part of our relationship, necessitating in me an acceptance, a quietness. We've never had long photographic sessions, but rather moments alone or with friends.

The significance of these pictures emerges in retrospect. I realize as I look at them, that I created a visual life story of Alison, capturing moments in her metamorphosis from infant to woman-her relationships with friends, her rebellion, and underlying it all, her relationship with me, a constant throughout her life. I wanted to photograph her in all her extremes, and to be part of these times in her life without judging or censoring. Only in this way would I have a true portrait of Alison.



Alison Cape Cod 1978
Alison Ballerina 1982
Alison at Stan's 1987
Alison in Ocean City 1987
Alison at Penn Station 1988
Alison in New Hampshire 1989
Driving Lessons 1990
Alison After Bath 1991
Alison and Kelly Laughing 1991
Alison and Kelly on the Deck 1 1991
Alison and Kelly on the Deck 2 1991
Alison and Kelly in Her Bedroom 1991
Alison and Virgini 1991
Alison and Bean at the Daily Grind 1992
Alison in Arcosante  1992
Alison in Provincetown 1992
Alison in Dublin, Ireland 1994
Alison with Josh in Car 1995
Alison and Umbrellas  1995
Alison with Piano 1998
Alison with Coffee 1999
Alison at the Laundromat 1999
Alison and Josh in Churchville 1997
Alison and Allen on the Porch 2001
Alison and Allen in Alexandria 2002
Alison and Allen in New Home 2001
Alison and Allen in Truck 2001
Alison Self Portrait 2001
Alison in Gallery 788 2010
Alison in Gallery 788 2011
Alison in Portugal 2  2010
Alison in Portugal 2  2010
Alison and Allen in Portugal 2010
Dinner at Golden West 02-2011
Alison after Dinner 02-2011
Alison and Allen at Home 2011