Elad Lassry, 2007
Joanne and Trace, No Distractions

Lassry’s photographs play on such conventions as the still life, the family portrait and the headshot. When using images taken directly from other sources, appropriation is used as a means, rather than an end... Lassry co-opts Life Magazine’s "Amateur Faces" First Prize winning photo for 1970 — "When Kent Barton, a 28-year-old North Miami art director, couldn't get his 3-month-old son Trace to sit properly for a formal portrait, he asked his wife Joanne to help, and made this picture.”

Elad Lassry, 2007
Joanne and Trace, Well Kept

Text: Cherry and Martin
Images: David Kordansky Gallery