Long after Wynn Bullock’s photograph of his daughter was used in the “Family of Man” exhibition, his wife Edna told photographer Donna Conrad, “We got letter and phone calls asking, ‘what did you have in mind when you photographed that child? Was that child supposed to be dead? Was she a statue that fell off into the world? Was she just left there after being molested? And all Wynn could say was that here was a virgin piece of forest and why not have a virgin child down there. He couldn’t believe that people could think those things.”
John Loengard, Celebrating the Negative is available to museums as a touring exhibition from Curatorial Assistance.
Celebrating the Negative
by John Loengard
Release in 1994
Published by Arcade Publishing