On the Nest presents two distinct but complementary bodies of work by American photographic artist and ethnographer Dona Schwartz. Each series consists of visually complex photographs that address both sides of a loaded subject – the bewildering and emotionally fraught responsibility called parenting. Schwartz tackles the topic with sensitivity and grace, lightened by a tongue-in-cheek humor. In the first series, “Expecting,” Schwartz presents portraits of parents about to have a baby; in the second, “Empty Nesters,” she turns her lens on parents whose children have recently left home.
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