Blog #188   12/15/16

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A few years ago my photographic studies of pregnancy was published in a large book, WITH CHILD, by Glitterati, Inc.

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https://howardschatz.com/books.php?galleryID=50

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Pregnancy is a temporary period in a woman’s life when changes take place that I think of as a kind of biological sculpture.  Though temporary, many women have told me it seems to go on forever.

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In some cases, I followed and photographed several women throughout their nine months of expectation.

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In making images for what became my book, the challenge was to “see” pregnancy in every way I could, to capture the full spectrum of sculptural power of women, to use the apt Biblical description, “Great with child.”

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17 pounds of twins

After the book was published, we received a call from Axel Breuer, a gallery owner in Munich, Germany. He had seen the work and wanted to do a gallery show.

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Axel Breuer, his wife, Chrystal, and Beverly outside of his Munich gallery. We made very large prints of a number of the images and shipped them off to Munich. And when the time came, we attended the gala and well-attended opening.

Images from the gallery exhibition:

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A few of the other images from the project.

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A dancer leaps. ( No, she did not go into labor immediately.)

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Many women work to remain in good physical shape during their pregnancy

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Glitterati Incorporated, the publisher of the Retrospective, Schatz Images: 25 Years is now offering the two- book boxed set at a discount from the original price. The set comes with an 11″x14” print of the buyer’s choice.
http://schatzimages25years-glitterati.com