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The Maddox Family :: Bietigheim Baden, Germany

by Maria Sofou

Photographer Michele Crowe has created an amazing project entitled The Universal Family in which she captures families from all around the world!

Through Crowe’s lenses, the viewer can see loving families from every corner of the globe: from India to Germany and from New York to Amsterdam, these families may be different but they all love the same!

Interracial couples, adoptive and single parents with their children and gay and lesbian couples along with their kids were photographed in the intimacy of their homes and showed the beauty that lies in diversity – a notion very familiar to the 21st century family. Truly inspiring.

“As one family the human race is ever changing and multi faceted. This project  shows how diverse a nuclear family can be and how beautiful that is. It explores the differences and similarities in everyday family life around the world. Family is a support system and that support system is the most important thing in the world; It should not be judged or limited. Families can be big or small, blood related or not, same sex oriented or not, and of course composed of similar or wildly different cultural backgrounds. I believe If you’re lucky you truly understand that love has no boundaries,” Crowe explains.

Amazing project!

Havva & Botan :: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Heleen, Renea, & Josie :: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The Veniero Family :: Palermo, Sicily

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The Lorenzi Family :: Modena, Italy

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The Bloem Family :: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Kanya Devi with husband Setan Rama and shy daughter Sanyata Devi :: Village of Najam, India

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The Mathur Family :: New Delhi, India

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Gilles Mordant, Marie Niang, Eva Mordant, Bahia Mordant :: Nice :: France

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Prateek & Gautam :: New Delhi, India

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Luca, Silvia, & Chiara :: Rome, Italy

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The Brun Family :: Nice, France

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Jérôme, Cécile, Théo and Charlotte :: La Landeron, Switzerland

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Ulrike, Sophia, & Louisa :: Bietigheim Baden, Germany

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The Panday Family :: Paris, France

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The Wrobel Family :: Warsaw, Poland

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The Singh Family :: Modugno, Italy

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Cinthia, Mallika, & Famous :: New Delhi, India

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The Panunzio Family :: Molfetta, Italy

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The Gallo Family :: Camporeale, Sicily

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Juan, Michael, & Lupe :: Astoria Queens, New York, USA

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Angela and her mom Judy :: The Woodlands, Texas, USA

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All photography ©Michele Crowe, 2015

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