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Home truths : photography and motherhood

Author: Susan Bright; Photographers' Gallery.; Columbia College (Chicago, Ill.). Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Publisher: London, England : Art Books ; New York : Distributed in North America by ARTBOOK/D.A.P., [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This beautiful and striking book examines contemporary interpretations of one of the most enduring subjects in the history of picture-making: the image of the mother. Focusing on the work of 12 international photographic artists, the publication challenges the stereotypical or sentimental views of motherhood handed down by traditional depictions, and explores how photography can be used to address changing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Bright; Photographers' Gallery.; Columbia College (Chicago, Ill.). Museum of Contemporary Photography.
ISBN: 1908970103 9781908970107
OCLC Number: 862946662
Notes: Home Truths examines contemporary photographic interpretations of the subject of the mother. Focusing on the work of 12 international photographers: Janine Antoni, Elina Brotherus, Elinor Carucci, Ana Casas Broda, Ann Fessler, Tierney Gearon, Fred Hüning, Miyako Ishiuchi, Leigh Ledare, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Katie Murray and Hanna Putz. Curator and editor Susan Bright traces the history of photographs of motherhood from the nineteenth century to the present; Simon Watney discusses the Madonna; Nick Johnstone looks at the presentation of the mother from the perspective of the father; Stephanie Chapman explores issues of motherhood and loss as expressed through photography.
Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity an exhibition held at The Photographers Gallery in London from 11 Oct. 2013 to Jan. 5 2014.
Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College (Chicago) 25 April to 13 July 2014.
Credits: Art works by Janine Antoni, Elina Brotherus, Elinor Carucci, Ana Casas Broda, Ann Fessler, Tierney Gearon, Fred Hüning, Miyako Ishiuchi, Leigh Ledare, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Katie Murray, Hanna Putz.
Description: 175 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 27 cm
Contents: 'Motherlode: Photography, motherhood and representation' / Susan Bright --
Ana Casas Broda --
Janine Antoni --
Hanna Putz --
'Madonnas and mothers' / Simon Watney --
Elinor Carucci --
Fred Hüning --
Elina Brotherus --
'Mothering fathers' / Nick Johnstone --
Miyako Ishiuchi --
Leigh Ledare --
Katie Murray --
'It's no matter who's my mother': The absent-present mother in the history of the Foundling Hospital / Stephanie Chapman --
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew --
Ann Fessler --
Tierney Gearon.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Bright.
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Published to coincide with an exhibition held at the Photographers Gallery and Foundling Museum in London and touring to Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Photography, this book examines contemporary  Read more...

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female photographers... brutally depict the emotional and physical strain of motherhood.--Sean O'Hagan "The Guardian "

 
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