The Shepherd's Daughter


Author: Clare Benson with Essays by Melissa Goodrich and Meg R. Jackson

Copyright: 2017

Binding: Hardback

Page Count: 64 (32 illustrations, gatefold)


Clare Benson’s The Shepherd’s Daughter dynamically synthesizes articulations of being. It is a delicate balance of familial history, memory, and conceptual project. Emanating from her images are vividly personal references, to a complex relationship with an aging parent, to the uncanniness of a distant home, and to ancestral ties to hunting practices….Benson’s process evokes archaeological fieldwork. She excavates material and immaterial relics with acuteness, looking for potential connections hidden in nature, in humanity.   - Meg R. Jackson