Behind Closed Doors
My Mother's Cupboards and My Father's Words (09)
C-Type colour print
23 x 31.5 cms (9.04 x 12.38 ins)
Masculinities. Liberation through Photography, Barbican Art Gallery, 2020 (and tour)
Masculinities. Liberation through Photography, Barbican/Prestel, 2020, p.172
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 her 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