|Volume 3 of INSIGHT features the Domestic Vacations series.
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Blurring the line between fiction and autobiography, Julie Blackmon’s photography
explores the wonder found in daily life. The constant chaos of a household full of
children and the need to escape is ever present. By fusing the real and the imagined,
Blackmon shows us that sometimes the best vacations are the ones not far from
home. Blackmon discusses her Domestic Vacations series in an interview with the
"I am the oldest of nine kids. Growing up in that kind of environment with all those
siblings, well, it just seemed like a terrible thing at the time. It was embarrassing, in
some ways, because my mom was always pregnant or nursing, and no one else had
that many kids in their family. Every minute of every day was crazy and chaotic, for
example, absent father much of the time, kids crying."
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