Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tierney Gearon

Tierney Gearon's series The Mother Project is a compilation of photographs of her mother, who suffers from manic depression and schizophrenia. Gearon's earlier work revolved around her family as well, but caused controversy because some photos depicted her young children nude.

Two filmmakers made a documentary also titled The Mother Project. The film follows Gearon as she photographs her mother and her children while Tierney herself is pregnant, and it chronicles the effect her mother's struggle with mental illness has on their relationship.

"All these photos are portraits of myself." Tierney Gearon

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