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A Photographer’s Intimate Self-Portrait of Womanhood in Middle Age

By September 16, 2019 Strictly Business Blog

Screenshot of article posted at The New YorkerCross-posted from The New Yorker Photo Booth.  [By Kristen Roupenian]  “Midlife, according to conventional wisdom, is a time when women become invisible. Like most conventional wisdom having to do with women’s lives, this bit serves more as a warning and a threat—a kind of campfire story (“She turned forty and no man ever looked at her again”)—than an accurate depiction of reality. But what is true is that signs of aging in women are treated as though they ought to be invisible, which makes the subject a natural one for Elinor Carucci, a photographer who has long been drawn to the disconcerting closeup.”

A Photographer’s Intimate Self-Portrait of Womanhood in Middle Age

 

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