A selection of images by Athens, Georgia-based photographer Lucy Reback. Introduced to the 4×5 view camera during her undergraduate career, the awe of watching the dense detail of large format prints materialize in the darkroom has stayed with Reback ever since. She uses her camera to explore her role as a sister, chronicling the growth and evolution of her sisters as they navigate girlhood and, more recently, adulthood.
“For a long time, I struggled with photographing family, and in doing so exposing some of the most private aspects of the self,” Reback explains. “I forced myself to hold responsible the feeling that I was using my sisters, my mother, and the delicacy of their lives. Eventually I’ve come to understand this practice of photography instead is an expression of admiration, and family allowing themselves to be captured is an act of love.”
See more from Lucy Reback below!