Mothers – A Long-Lost Photo Series about Motherhood from 50 Years Ago
Mothers is a photographic series lost for almost 50 years. The award-winning photographer, Ken Heyman, rediscovered them back in 2014 in an old box locked away in one of his storage spaces. These photos about mothers here and their children were taken in over 60 countries all over the world. They all belong to different cultures and races, but in the end, the love seen in each and every one of these photos is the same.
Ken Heyman was born in 1930 in New York City and became fascinated with photography when he was in high school. Back then people weren’t taking selfies in the bathroom mirror all the time, so photography was far more interesting back then. But even during his college years, he still viewed photography merely as a hobby. Nevertheless, that was to change soon.
The 83-year-old photographer shot these photos about mothers as part of a book called Family with a renowned anthropologist, Margaret Mead back in the mid-1960’s. Margaret Mead was his professor, but as fate would have it, they ended up working together on this book as well as other projects. This work was amazing, to say the least, and the anthropology part is evident in each and every one of the photos. So, with this in mind, take a look at these mothers and their children from around the world.
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