Foreword by Vicki Goldberg and afterword by Alison Morley
A photographic narrative chronicling a turbulent mother-daughter relationship in the serene setting of a beautiful but decrepit Maine home, Frozen in Time is at once beautiful and heart-wrenching. Sarah Butler’s gorgeous photographs tell a poignant story of coming to terms with a difficult mother in a way that is both intimately personal and universally relatable.
Drawn to reconnect with her mother after a long estrangement, Butler found that photography allowed her the perspective to understand and respect her mother’s choices. The deeply emotional images, from a pair of little girls’ dresses that her mother kept for decades to a corner of the house with its foundation propped upon a pile of rocks, reveal a complex and compelling psychological narrative.
This is a book about family, distance and reconciliation, and, finally, the beauty found in acceptance. A stunning visual tour de force, Frozen in Time will mesmerize photography aficionados and family-relations students alike.
Sarah C. Butler is the author of A Portrait of a Maine Island (Glitterati, 2009.) She spends part of each year on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine, where she creates most of her work. She travels the rest of the year to find inspiration for her work. She attended Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland; Rockport College in Rockport, Maine; and Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. She regularly exhibits her work in galleries throughout the northeastern USA.
Vicki Goldberg is a photography critic and author based in New Hampshire, USA. She has written for The New York Times and Vanity Fair. She has lectured in Belgium, England, France, China, Korea, Norway and Portugal as well as America.
Alison Morley is the Chair of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography (ICP). She has also previously held the position of Photo Editor for The New York Times, Elle Magazine, Esquire, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine.
144 pages, 11 3/8 x 14 1/4"; hardcover