© Philippe Halsman, 1950, The Halsman family

From left to right: Jane, Yvonne, Philippe, and Irene

May was National Photograph Month. Today’s Pictures zoomed in on the ubiquitous family portrait.

Watch “The Family Portrait" (a great award-winning animated short by Joseph Pierce) here. Storyline: A family portrait session goes horribly wrong as secrets and jealousy bubble to the surface under the photographer’s watchful gaze.

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