Photo Books

Photographer Sian Davey’s Personal Look at Raising a Child With Down Syndrome

January 20, 2016

By Dzana Tsomondo

© Sian Davey

“Home,” from Sian Davey’s book Looking for Alice. Davey’s study of social policy informs her book’s advocacy for “imperfect” children. 

Sian Davey’s new book, Looking for Alice, wrestles with the complexities of motherhood and family through an examination of the photographer’s relationship with her youngest child. Born in 2011, Alice has Down Syndrome, a genetic disorder that delays physical and mental growth in children. The images are a vibrant whirl of domesticity, with Alice, wide-eyed and adorably chubby-legged, at the...

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