Just released April 2024: Relative Moments

For the second time, the publisher Chose Commune has put my heart and soul into the pages of a book. Here are the photographs showing all that I did with my family before we waved goodbye to each other from the driveway.

See book preview video here.

Two photographs from "Leaving and Waving" included in "Together" at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Art, Little Rock, Arkansas. April 22 to September 10, 2023. 

at The Polygon Gallery, 101 Carrie Cates Court , North Vancouver, BC V7M 3J4

at PaperLab Gallery in the bookstore of Mai Manó House, H-1065 Budapest, Nagymező utca 20

24 January to 12 March 2023

Photo: Bence Bendegúz Boros

at Fotomuseum Den Haag , The Hague, The Netherlands

3 September to 25 September 2022 in Vevey, Switzerland
Revela'T Contemporary Analog Photography Festival
Vilassar de Dalt, Barcelona, Spain
9 September to 2 October, 2022

l'Intime Festival, “Chaque photographie est un adieu.” Gallérie du Beffroi, Namur, Belgium. July 8 to September 11, 2022

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.”