Leaving and Waving
Leaving and Waving by Deanna Dikeman. Second impression (2021). Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Leaving and Waving
This book presents 27 years of Deanna Dikeman photographing her parents waving goodbye as she left their home after a visit. Just as she was driving away, Dikeman invariably pointed her camera at her parents. What started with a candid snapshot in 1991 turned into a ritual over the years. The book chronicles their farewells as seasons change and years go by, separating black and white photographs from colour photographs. Leaving and Waving — which was originally part of a larger body of work entitled Relative Moments — is a heartfelt exploration of family, the passage of time and the sadness of leaving.
"Time and time again, as Dikeman’s regular visits drew to a close, she would pack the car and prepare the camera for another photograph. Taken from Leaving and Waving, she states, “it seemed natural to keep the camera busy”. Over 27 years, this small act became something of a ritual grounded in the inherent sadness of saying goodbye. Despite her parent’s polite embarrassment and gentle protestations, Dikeman didn’t stop. Through the birth of her son, her father’s death, and her mother’s final years in care, the act remained the same, even as life around it changed." - Paper Journal