Melanie Acevedo’s “Another 52 Weeks”: recent highlights from her candid photo series on her kids, Violet and Rockwell

It’s been almost seven years to the day—February 26 is the exact anniversary—since Melanie Acevedo launched the photo project that has become “Another 52 Weeks.” What began as a means of holding on to cherished moments in her children Violet and Rockwell‘s lives by way of photography has blossomed into a remarkable visual narrative of two siblings growing up and growing into themselves. We see the kids playing together and with their friends, celebrating birthdays, cuddling with their pets, goofing around at bath time, dressed up for school events and costumed for Halloween, zonked out on the couch in the heavy sleep of a child who knows he’s safe and loved… Melanie sees it all, creating images that are both candid and quietly celebratory and proud.

We’re big fans of “Another 52 Weeks” and will be sharing images from the series each week here on the blog. To kick things off, we asked Mel to tell us about eight of her favorite images from the project.

Follow “Another 52 Weeks” here: 52weeks.melanieacevedo.com.

 

Rockwell White, Sea Cliff, NY. These were both done during Rockwell’s costume wearing days. His costume choices floored me- also love that he gave me the finger. So perfect, so Bart Simpson, like his shirt!

Rockwell White, Sea Cliff, NY. “I shot both of these during Rockwell’s costume-wearing days. His costume choices floored me. Also, I love that he gave me the finger. So perfect, so Bart Simpson, like his shirt!” Photo by Melanie Acevedo, from the series “Another 52 Weeks.”

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Violet White, Sea Cliff, NY. “These are fresh cherry lips from this past summer. Violet decided to see if the juice would paint her lips. I love that it looks like blood.” Photo by Melanie Acevedo, from the series “Another 52 Weeks.”

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Sea Cliff. “This is my front porch, with my friend’s dog and Rockwell, who was sitting across my lap. He just flopped back and started flying his little Lego plane.” Photo by Melanie Acevedo, from the series “Another 52 Weeks.”

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Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles. “You look at this picture and you can see what Rockwell is going to look like as a man.” Photo by Melanie Acevedo, from the series “Another 52 Weeks.”

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Sea Cliff. “I love this because it is so real. When you’re a kid, getting up on a table to look at all your Lego parts makes total sense. We as adults would never do this!” Photo by Melanie Acevedo, from the series “Another 52 Weeks.”

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Tulum, Mexico. “This just captures where Violet is so clearly in her life now. Watchful, showing more of herself than ever before, but still doing it kind of on the defense. She has power but is not sure how to use it.” Photo by Melanie Acevedo, from the series “Another 52 Weeks.”

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