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A Photographer’s Vision of Being a Mother and an Artist, Year After Year

By June 17, 2019 June 19th, 2019 Strictly Business Blog

Screenshot of article posted at The New YorkerCross-posted from The New Yorker Photo Booth.  [by Andrea DenHoed]  Taiwanese photographer Annie Wang has been documenting her pregnancy then dual portraits with her son for almost twenty years.  Each year, behind the current portrait, lies a photo of all the other portraits, including some made in collaboration with her teenage son.

“The portrait of Wang’s pregnancy is still visible, as a frame within a frame within a frame, receding into the background. In each successive photo, the viewer is looking down a lengthening “time-tunnel,” as Wang calls it. The past provides a visible anchor of the present, and the present is continually recontextualizing the past.”

A Photographer’s Vision of Being a Mother and an Artist, Year After Year

 

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