The Hereditary Estate by Daniel Coburn (Photographer), Karen Irvine (Author), Kirsten Pai Buick (Author)
Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag (May 5, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.7 x 11.5 inches
The Hereditary Estate functions as a ten-year retrospective and as a conceptual work of art. Daniel Coburn's work investigates the family photo album employed as the visual infrastructure for the flawed ideology of the American Dream. Frustrated by the lack of images that document the true and sometimes troubling nature of his own familial history, the photographer set out to create a new archive, a potent supplement to the broken family album that exists in many families.
Using photographs made over the last decade and altered, amateur photographs, he weaves a family narrative that is simultaneously beautiful and terrifying.