In addition to my photo show Brotherly Love in 1995, I was fortunate to be included in another photography show. This show was called Familiar Relations, and took place at the Center for Photography, in Woodstock, New York. Larry Fink, Fine Art Photographer, judged all entries. His unique use of a detached flash inspired some of my photography; a look at Mike at his Group Home will give you an idea of Fink’s technique. He selected my photograph of my brother, Michael resting at a party. Mike is autistic, nonverbal and very low functioning.
This is the blurb I wrote for the show’s catalog:
Here is a much better scan of the photograph included in the Familiar Relations exhibition:
I attended other parties sponsored by Mike’s group home. I was most surprised to learn that Mike could dance (see Party Animal).