23 January 2012

The Invisible Mother

Shutter speeds use to be slow.  In order for the picture to be clear, those seated in frame would have to hold perfectly still.  Mothers were often enlisted to hold their children still while covering themselves so as not to be in the picture.

I can't tell where the mother is in either one of these pictures can you?

This feels like some bizarre metaphor for abused women.  Some of these pictures are so weird.  Why not just have the mother in the picture with her children?  Really?  Don't mother's count?

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