Mix and Match Families by Jaime Lynn Shafer —BEST OF SHOW AWARD!

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BEST OF SHOW AWARD! Book Power Redux In the USA, family is a flexible and fluid, constantly changing as our society grows and develops an understanding for the people who live here. This fluidity is essential and what I wished to explore. Mix and Match Families is an artists' book that address these ideas. The imagery for the book began while I photographed families and individuals in Washington, D.C. I removed the original background from the images and placed them on solid colored backgrounds. The solid colored backgrounds indicate the original family unit in the artists' book. The book is designed so that the viewer can flip through the pages altering the family (much like a children's flip book) to include same sex families, heterosexual families, and interracial families.

Artist Bio

Jaime Lynn Shafer is a 2014 Corcoran College of Art + Design MA Art & the Book graduate. A native of Pennsylvania, Shafer graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1999 with a B.F.A. in Fine Arts/Ceramics and a certification in art education. She spent thirteen years teaching art in the Pennsylvania public school system and traveled internationally with her students, offering them an opportunity to experience the global community. Shafer's work has been exhibited in the US and abroad and is a part of the permanent collections of Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, George Washington University's Gelman Library, and UCLA Biomedical Library. Shafer is the 2014-2015 recipient of the Nell J. Redfield Fellowship in Book Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno.