CM: When Constance Bannister became mother of two daughters, Lynda and Lisa, early in the 1960s, she began photographing babies, and soon her focus became baby photography. Bannister has taken more than 100,000 pictures of the younger generation, which have brought her worldwide recognition. 'Bannister Babies' - as they have come to be known - have appeared so frequently and with such wide distribution that the name 'Constance Bannister' has become synonymous with babies.
The Rascal - in ful attire with toddler's bib pant over T-shirt - is a fine example of Bannister's work for his spontaneous smile, his eyes squinting with a twinkle, and his tousled lock of hair.
[Megakles Rogakos 08/2006]
BANNISTER, CONSTANCE How I Photographed Babies 1958 General Electric Company
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time 2008 The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens