Star Wars is generational; for many, it is the movie equivalent of passing down family heirlooms. As the Skywalker saga comes to an end with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars Families is an immersive photographic and editorial project that pays homage both to the saga and to the families who have enjoyed its magic for nearly half a century. 

An ambitious undertaking, Star Wars Families presented by eBay is a collaboration between Lucasfilm and British Journal of Photography, featuring 10 fan families from around the globe, shot by 10 different photographers. A homage to the fans and a record of this historic moment as the saga draws to a close, the project explores the role that Star Wars plays in their lives while paying tribute to the universal and intergenerational nature of Star Wars fandom.

Star Wars Families is a celebration of the enduring cultural legacy of Star Wars internationally, along with its universal relevance and reach. The project depicts families from five continents, united by a love of the Force and a galaxy far, far away. The shoots took place in Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States, with one family located in each country.

The project is a document of a moment in time: a slice of family life across the globe while all of us, together, looked ahead to the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as the Skywalker saga drew to its ultimate close.

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Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company’s activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, Star Wars and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. 

British Journal of Photography

British Journal of Photography is the longest-running photography title in the world. The monthly magazine celebrates photographers who are reinventing the medium and how it shapes the way we see the world. From long-form features to the daily editorial published on BJP-Online, British Journal of Photography explores the work of artists freed from the aesthetic conventions and ideologies that held back their predecessors. 


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