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Dad Captures His Children’s Creativity And Freedom In Photos Of Them At Play
By Yoon Sann Wong, 07 Jul 2015
American fine art photographer Dennis DeHart first began his on-going series ‘At Play’–featuring his children immersed in all forms of play–in 2010.
Fellow American photographer Sally Mann had provided DeHart with much inspiration for this collection, especially Mann’s acclaimed series ‘Immediate Family’, which comprised captivating black-and-white portraits of her children.
DeHart views this collection as a reflection not only of him and fatherhood, but also a celebration of childhood.
The photographer explains on his website, “Play is what children do when they follow their own ideas and interests, in their own way and for their own reasons. These activities are freely chosen, personally directed and may take place with or without adult involvement. They may take place in the home; the street, the local community or on school premises, including the playground, and the countryside. Such activities may be undertaken by the child on their own or with peers.”
His photos bring to the forefront the importance of encouraging children to play outdoors. Interacting with nature enables youths to exercise their imagination and learn from their surroundings, thus aiding their development and education.
View some of DeHart’s images from ‘At Play’ below and discover more of the photographer’s work here.
[via Feature Shoot, images via Dennis DeHart]
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