Three Generations of Women, Photographed Over 40 Years

Renowned street photographer Arlene Gottfried has created her most intimate work to date for her new book, titled Mommie. A collection of portraits of her mother, grandmother, and sister over the course of the last 40 years, it features them eating, getting dressed, and getting old, with little other information. Rather than caption the images with who, what or where, Gottfried allows the photographs, mostly taken in and around New York City, to speak for themselves. The women share everything, from clothes to cheekbones. The effect is of more than a series of pictures of a family; it becomes a portrait of time. “I wanted to try and capture them more,” Gottfried said to The Atlantic. “To stop time and hold onto them.”
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