Child Is The Father Of The Man

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but … life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

Gabriel García Márquez


Popeye and Friends (1911),  Photograph by Lewis Wickes Hine


Kate Moss with children. Photos by Bruce Weber


Drew Barrymore as scout by Mark Seliger


French kids imitate Dizzy Gillespie’s cheeks in Nice (France) by Milt Hinton, 1981


Bob Dylan and kids,  Liverpool, England, 1966. Barry Feinstein


Donovan. Photo credit: Chris Walter, circa 1965


Frank Zappa and Mothers of Invention. Art Kane, circa 1968


For this Life magazine session, Art Kane wanted to portray the musical group as a family and took the idea of mothers — and their babies — as a theme.  He gathered some of the musicians’ infants, then booked about thirty more from a modeling agency.  As soon as they began to shoot, one of the babies urinated, which inspired the others to do so as well, creating in Kane’s words, “the fountains of Rome.”


Brotherhood, Art Kane


Norman Rockwell at Oak Mountain School (Georgia)