Vanessa Winship • Siân Davey • Matthew Finn • Nik Roche • Alex Schneideman • Jem Southam • Alys Tomlinson

A special edition is available priced at £95.00. See below for more information.

Please note that the Jem Southam special edition is now sold out. 

Pictures from the Garden is a collection of seven powerful photographic essays  made in response to Paddy Summerfield’s influential book, Mother and Father, by leading UK photographers.

Summerfield’s 2014 publication, set mainly in his parents’ north Oxford house and garden, is a poignant and durational examination of his relationship with his parents as their lives together faded. On publication Summerfield received wide praise with the Guardian’s Sean O’Hagan describing Mother and Father as a  “...profoundly sad and beautiful book”

In Pictures from the Garden the photographers, each of whom has drawn inspiration from Mother and Father, travelled to Summerfield’s house in Oxford to discover a personal route to explore the emotions and themes that were evoked in the book. By photographing in the same space that set the scene for Summerfield’s original work, the photographers imbued themselves in the physical and psychological world depicted in its pages. 

The relationship that connects us with those that brought us into the world is universal and yet unique in every instance. Pictures from the Garden represents seven independent journeys taken to discover the nature of the most complex relationship that is common to us all. 

£35.00 clothbound hardback 
36 duotone plates, 41 colour plates
104 pages, 285mm x 230mm
ISBN: 9781911306924 



A special edition is available priced at £95.00. Limited to 25 copies from each photographer, this comprises the book and a signed 10" x 8" giclée print by your selected photographer. Please note that the book itself is not signed. The selection of photographs is shown on the left of this page. 

A special portfolio edition including the book and signed and numbered prints from all seven of the photographers is also available. This portfolio set is limited to 5 sets (plus 2 presentation sets) and is available at a launch price of £480.


The work will be exhibited at Photo Oxford
19 April - 6 May
The North Wall
South Parade
Oxford, OX2 7JN
Monday – Friday: 10:00-16:00
Saturday: 12:00-16:00. Closed on 1 May.


Dewi Lewis Publishing would like to thank all the photographers for their support of this project. Without their generosity of time it simply would not have been possible. 


More information re. MOTHER AND FATHER
Press coverage of Pictures from the Garden

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