“Likenesses consists of both photographic portraits and reflections. Judith Aronson’s subtle, enquiring lens engages the viewer in a relationship with her sitters, and illuminates in turn their own relationships with partners, family, the places in which they live and work. The conversation develops, as these writers, artists, actors and academics respond to each other in an unusual chain of recollections, original contributions and more.
The pictures, taken over the course of thirty years in England and America, bring together Aronson’s work as a photojournalist and graphic designer, vividly capturing the cultural life of the age.” (Flap copy)
The subjects who appear in the text include Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, Joan Plowright, and Salman Rushdie. The front cover features Geoffrey Hill and Alice Goodman sitting together in Cambridge, England in 1984. The back cover is a photo from a decade later, 1994, and it features Seamus and Marie Heaney, standing together in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Title: Likenesses: With the Sitters Writing About One Another
- Author: Judith Aronson
- Forward by Charles Saumarez Smith
- Publisher: Lintott Press
- Place: Manchester, UK
- ISBN: 9781857549942
- Year: 2010
- Length: 129pp
- Dimensions: 75” x 9.5”
- Condition: New; Paperback