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The three gelatin-silver  prints included in this portfolio are:

Christina, Misty Dawn & Alisa, Northern California, 1989 
Paper Size: 20 x 16 inches
Image Size: 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches

Flore et Fredérique, Montalivet, France, 1988 
Paper Size: 20 x 16 inches
Image Size: 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches

Lotte, la Riviére Dronne, Les Peintures, France, 2001 
Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Image Size: 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches

The photographs of Jock Sturges are the record of people he cherishes. Before his 8-by-10 camera, they show their relationship not only to one another, but also of the inner self to the world. Magical in their detail, these images are a collaboration of trust and admiration between artist and subject. Whether photographing on naturist beaches in the South of France, in the communes of northern California, or in the affluent, East Coast summer resort of Block Island, Sturges is at home with his subjects. Many of them are families with whom he has deep ties and whom he photographs as they are, clothed or nude, revealing the iconography of family affection.

Jock Sturges (born in New York, 1947) received a B.A. in perceptual psychology and photography from Marlboro College in Vermont, in 1974, and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985. He has exhibited internationally, and his photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris. His previous Aperture books include Notes, The Last Day of Summer, and Radiant Identities.