Behind Closed Doors

My Mother's Cupboards and My Father's Words (02)

Anna Fox

My Mother's Cupboards and My Father's Words (02)

C-Type colour print

23 x 31.5 cms (9.04 x 12.38 ins)

1999

HC 10319

Exhibited

Masculinities. Liberation through Photography, Barbican Art Gallery, 2020 (and tour)

My Mothers Cupboards and My Fathers Words (1999), designed originally as a miniature book using images and texts, tells an unusual story about family relationships. While Fox's father was ill for many years Anna kept a notebook recording his outbursts that were mainly directed at the female members of his family. His quotes paired with a series of claustrophobic images of her mothers' neatly kept cupboards reveal a couple struggling to keep an even keel in the wake of a rapidly debilitating disease.


Anna Fox / British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Anna Fox

My Mother's Cupboards and My Father's Words (02)

C-Type colour print

23 x 31.5 cms (9.04 x 12.38 ins)

1999

HC 10319

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