Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Judy Gelles

Wedding Dresses 1941-1971

Wedding Dresses 1941-1971

Judy Gelles. Wedding Dresses 1941-1971, 2006.

Description:
This image is from the series, “Family Ties: Three Generations” These still lifes of my family artifacts become a social commentary on our lives, past, present, and future. I have photographed my mother's wedding dress from 1941 and my wedding dress from 1971. My mother was married during WWII in the living room of her parent's home. There was no time or money to plan a formal wedding. Thirty years later, I had a more traditional wedding.

Medium:
Photography

Tags:
wedding, family, portrait, dresses, stereotype

Images
Swing SetFather-SonBrotherMother-Son Age EightToys 1950-1982Wedding Dresses 1941-1971"Parents"

Videos
Artists on Age

Location
Philadelphia, PA
USA

Contact
642 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA
USA
judy@judygelles.com

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