By Mark Bussell and Ken Heyman
may 09, 2014
A few weeks ago, 83-year-old photographer Ken Heyman received a call from the office of his former agent, Woodfin Camp. They had photographs of Heyman's in a storage facility that was closing, and he needed to retrieve them.
Stashed inside dozens of old boxes were hundreds of vintage prints and thousands of slides from assignments and books Heyman had done throughout his career. In one box was a folder marked “Mothers.” Many of these photographs were done for a book Heyman created with anthropologist Margaret Mead in 1965 called Family, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize the same year.
This rediscovered work is a gift on this 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day.