Sarah Mei Herman
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My most extensive body of work is Julian and Jonathan: A series portraying the relationship between my father Julian and my twenty-one-years younger half brother Jonathan.

The relationship between Julian and Jonathan used to be very close; they seemed to share a world which I was not entirely a part of.

The series has been ongoing since 2005. The photographs in this series depict Jonathan alone or together with our father, yet reveal the triangular relationship between the three of us. Memories from my own childhood and relationship to my father are now to some extent mirrored in Jonathan. By photographing him I try to approach our unusual sibling relationship which I am only a part of only occasionally, remotely, or at a distance.

Although the work is very much about me and my family, it is also about the relationship between a relatively older father and his son.