Happy Father’s Day to Hugh Mangum. One of the greatest joys of working on Photos Day or Night (Red Hook Editions, 2018) was spending time with Martha Sumler, Mangum’s granddaughter. The trove of never-before-seen family photographs taken by her grandfathe
Image 1: A photograph Hugh took of his daughter, Elizabeth, with his shadow visible in the frame. Image courtesy of and copyright Martha Sumler.
Image 2: Hugh and Elizabeth not long before Hugh died of the flu in 1922. Image courtesy of and copyright Martha Sumler.
Image 3: Elizabeth was six years old when her father died; she carried his legacy into the present by preserving his photographs and through the way she lived with an open door and heart. Image courtesy of and copyright Martha Sumler.
Image 4: Martha Sumler, 2018. Image copyright Sarah Stacke.
Photos Day or Night: The Archive of Hugh Mangum, by Sarah Stacke with texts by Maurice Wallace and Martha Sumler, is published by @redhookeditions. Designed by @bonniebriant. Link in bio.