at Fotomuseum Den Haag , The Hague, The Netherlands

The third printing of my book "Leaving and Waving"  is now available for pre-order at publisher’s website Chose Commune. Orders in USA available at Citizen Editions and photo-eye.

Book photos © Andreas B.Krueger / Chose Commune.

2021 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation shortlist for First PhotoBook Award​​​​​​​

"This year’s shortlist selection took place over the course of three days at Aperture’s offices in New York, and involved the review of more than eight hundred submissions. The jury for the shortlist included Emilie Boone (art historian), Sonel Breslav (director of fairs and editions, Printed Matter), Darius Himes (international head of photographs, Christie’s), Lesley A. Martin (creative director, Aperture Foundation), and Jody Quon (director of photography, New York Magazine)."​​​​​​​

According to Jody Quon, Leaving and Waving by Deanna Dikeman is a “wonderful record of life, love, and sorrow.” Taken over the course of twenty-seven years, Dikeman photographed the simple act of her parents waving goodbye as she left their home after each visit. In many ways, the book acts as a family album—documenting life moments, seasonal changes, the birth of Dikeman’s son. When the shift from black-and-white to color photographs occurs, there’s a sense of sorrow with the discovery that Dikeman’s father no longer appears in the frame. There are no captions in the book, only dates in the bottom corner that indicate the years passing. “Waving goodbye to your loved ones is a universal act, and relatable to all,” notes Quon. “When I flip through these pages, I see Deanna’s parents lovingly saying goodbye, and am simultaneously seeing my own parents in my mind.”