Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Melanie Manchot

With blue clouds + laughter

With blue clouds + laughter

Melanie Manchot. With blue clouds + laughter, 1999.

Description:
'With blue clouds + laughter' belongs to a series titled 'Liminal Portraits', which consists of 15 large scale color photographs made with my mother during 1999/2000. This series builds on an earlier set of B+W studio portraits (1996-1998) and further develops the collaborative practice of portraying my mother over an prolonged period of time. The work attempts to think through contested notions of beauty and suggests that the process of photographic portraiture can act as a moment of celebration.

Medium:
Photography

Tags:
motherhood, portraiture, joy, collaboration, photography, beauty, old age, life cycles

Images
With blue clouds + laughterWith Mountains IEmma & Charlie INamita & Zena IIGestures of Demarcation IIIOlga, from Moscow GirlsMasha, from Moscow Girls

Videos
For a moment between strangersSecurityShave

Location
London, London
UK

Contact
33 Dunloe Street
London, London E2 8J
UK
mel@melaniemanchot.net

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