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“Our family’s love is like a thread
that binds our hearts together,
stitched in prayers and memories.
Our family is forever.”

Those words were inscribed within my Great Great Grandmother’s diary as she wrote of my Great Great Uncle’s decision to leave the old country, Denmark, for the promised land of Poplar, Iowa. Many years have passed since she wrote this and the family is now larger then they probably could have ever expected. Through revisiting the photographs that have piled up throughout the years, I drew inspiration into what the places she wrote about and the stories that came from those places must have looked like. These images are for my family and for myself, this is the land of my fathers’ fathers.

ngrann

About the Author

Nathaniel Grann
ngrann Washington, DC, USA

I'm currently studying photojournalism at Corcoran College of Art & Design.

Publish Date  July 14, 2010

Dimensions  Small Square  38 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Fine Art Photography

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redtreeme

redtreeme says

Wonderful insight to the lives of others. Great book.

posted at 02:47pm Aug 18 PST

windwater

windwater says

Beautifully done. A wonderfully unique perspective co-mingling the past with your present interpretations. K. Hollingsworth

posted at 08:10am Aug 06 PST

WildlifeArt

WildlifeArt says

Very nice book, really touched me and made me think how lucky we are to have had strong family members willing to take the step towards the unknown for a better life. Now the family members benefit because of their foresight and courage. Thanks, great job!
D Grann

posted at 08:01am Jul 23 PST

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