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"Awkward Family Photos" hits California gallery

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Whether we like to admit it or not, we've all taken some awkward family photos.

Galleries of the photos have been so successful online, they've now filled the walls of an art museum in California.

The exhibit at the California Heritage Museum requires no hushed voices and positive reviews are delivered out loud.

Mike Bender created the website that spawned the gallery five years ago with his writing partner Doug Chernack. The idea was inspired by their own awkward photos.

"When we go take a family portrait, we're looking for that perfect shot," Bender said. "But there are those other photos."

The creators new goal is to take the gallery nationwide.

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