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"In the highly stylized and colorful images in her first book, Seen Not Heard, Heather Evans Smith captures the emotions that many women experience during their first years of motherhood, including the sometimes painful process of finding balance between caring for and controlling a child." - American Photo

Seen Not Heard takes its title from the Old English adage "To Be Seen and Not Heard", a term often thrown about in reference to the desired behavior of children. These images are silent, but they create a voluble visual narrative on the relationship between parent and child. They explore the cycles that are passed down through generations and the tension between keeping to what is known and forging a newer, and perhaps stronger, path. As strong as the close, forever bond between mother and daughter is, there also exists a distance inherent between two different individuals.

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Published June 2016 by Flash Powder Projects
Hardcover, 10x8 inches
80 pages / 31 color images
Edition of 500

Photographs by Heather Evans Smith
Illustrations by Carrie Violet
ISBN: 978-1-943948-04-8
Trade Edition: $50.00