Click to preview THE McCANN FAMILY Photographs & Text by Karen Davis photo book

When we were small, my younger sister, Cheryl, had a set of four mechanical dolls. She called them the McCann Family. They were a thinly disguised version of the Davis family. Cheryl decided that she was “Tom McCann,” the boy doll. I think she liked the idea of being the spunky and adventurous child. At first Tom could stand on his own. Later he lost his balance all the time. Cheryl diagnosed Tom with Polio. She fitted him with crutches and braces just like hers. (Cheryl was born with spina bifida.)


About the Author

Karen Davis
karencdavis Hudson NY 12534

My creative interests include photography, book arts and word and image art. I make work related to visual memoir, the social landscape, and children. I teach classes related to these interests at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester MA and in Hudson NY at the Davis Orton Gallery and Hudson Opera House. My husband and I present contemporary photography of emerging, mid-career and estatablished artists and trade and artist-published photobooks at Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY.

Dimensions  Small Square  34 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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ritikitib says

My friend, a student of yours, showed me your beautiful book. Your photography is marvelous! You make those dolls come alive. I hope that you get to publish this book with a regular ISBN so that many children and art appreciators will get to see this moving work of art.

posted at 06:58pm Sep 25 PST

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