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Constructed Family Portraits by Jamie Diamond Brings Strangers Together

 - Jun 27, 2013
References: jamiegdiamond & visualnews
The Constructed Family Portraits photo series is just what it sounds like: captures of counterfeit clans. Although it is in the vein of those cheesy family portraits many people have been subjected to, the main difference is that none of the them are related by blood. In fact, they don't even know each other.

Shot by Jamie Diamond, a photographer based in New York City, the Constructed Family Portraits photo series challenges traditional family structures. The artist states, "The portraits are of actual people being themselves in an entirely new context; they intuitively follow the rules of the genre and the group they form for the camera ascribes them an identity." He sought out each person both in public and on Craigslist and then shot them in a group in hotels.