Cross-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.”