Thirty Years with the McGarvey’s

Photographer Pam Spaulding spent three decades photographing the McGarvey family of Anchorage, Ky. It was an accident:

Working for the Louisville Courier-Journal, Spaulding originally planned to photograph the young John and Judy McGarvey for a year after the birth of their first child, thinking the project about new parents would end after the newspaper published the images. But after that first year, Judy McGarvey didn’t realize the project was over — so she kept calling, and Spaulding kept going back.

Here’s one of David, center, saying the Pledge of Allegiance in Kindergarten:

And, 24 years later, returning from a tour in Iraq:

Talk about a long-term assignment. More here. Buy the book here.


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