Saturday, February 04, 2006

Photographer: Tana Hoban

Tana Hoban, an accomplished photographer of children who turned her photography into an innovative kind of illustration for books for the youngest audiences, died on Jan. 27 at a hospice in suburban Paris. She was 88 and had been living in Paris for the last 23 years.

Her books were filled with photographs of joy. They are a gift to teachers, librarians and of course, children.

From the NYTimes:
"My books are about everyday things that are so ordinary that one tends to overlook them," Ms. Hoban once wrote about her work. "I try to rediscover these things and share them with children. But there is more to each picture than a first look reveals. I always try to include something new, something to reach for."

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