Full of Grace chronicles the evolution of the child in society through the past one hundred fifty years of photography. With illustrative text throughout, societal roles and conceptions of the child worldwide are explored through the works of master photographers—including Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, Alfred Stieglitz, André Kertész, August Sander, Lewis Hine, Jacob Riis, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bourke- White, Mike Disfarmer, W. Eugene Smith, Helen Levitt, Gordon Parks, Weegee, Werner Bischof, Cecil Beaton, Robert Doisneau, Anne Frank, Brassai, Elliott Erwitt, Eve Arnold, Garry Winogrand, Robert Frank, Seydou Keita, Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Klein, Mary Ellen Mark, Ralph Gibson, Bruce Davidson, Mario Giacometti, Larry Clark, Duane Michals, Paul Fusco, Gilles Peress, Francesco Scavullo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, Sebastião Salgado, Sally Mann, Bruce Weber, Adam Fuss, Eric Fischl, Anna Gaskell, Lauren Greenfield, Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, David La Chapelle, and Tierney Gearon, to name a few. Divided into five chronological chapters—from "The Child Romantic" to "The Knowing Child"—advances and setbacks, both political and social, are explored in the progress toward gaining the basic rights of freedom of speech, health care, and education for all children. Areas such as child labor and exploitation and the effects of intolerance, poverty, illiteracy, hunger, disease, war, and terrorism are addressed, while also celebrating positive advances in child development and welfare.
With more than three hundred photographs and illustrations and more than one hundred pages of text, Full of Grace is an engaging and informative journey through the history of children in society—a journey that is seen through the eyes of photographers and the voices of writers of children’s classics.
A traveling exhibit will be launched in connection with the publication of Full of Grace. The editor’s net proceeds from the book and exhibition will be contributed to UNICEF.