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Mirror

By Jeannie Baker
Published by Walker

Hardback

Price £17.99
9781406309140
Publisher Walker

What links two families, one living in Sydney, Australia, the other in a village in southern Morocco? Their lives are explored, side by side, in pictures which follow the directionality of their respective written scripts, English and Arabic. Jeannie Baker’s realistic collage pictures portray seemingly starkly different lifestyles but the design and layout of the book facilitate reflection on their similarities. Close examination of the details reveals the Moroccan family’s engagement with modern technology and the Australian family’s appreciation of long established craft and culture while the specific connection between them is made apparent.