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July 31, 2012 12:00 AM   Subscribe

Help me remember a photographer's name. He photographed his mother's neat and tidy and everything-in-its-place kitchen cabinets and paired them with abusive quotes from his father as he slid further into dementia. I saw his photos in a slide show among other photographers and googling "photographer kitchen cabinets abusive quote" just isn't getting me very far. He may have printed a book.
posted by rhapsodie to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
I haven't seen the exhibit in years but is it Larry Sultan's Pictures From Home? I don't remember dementia as an issue so I may be wrong - the father retired and they fought more so it sounds like it's in a similar theme. Sometimes I can find other artists when I look for ones that worked similarly.

There is also an excellent book from an exhibit called The Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort that also dealt with similar family dynamics: dysfunction, boredom, sadness in contemporary family life. Your photographer may have been in that show.

Good luck!
posted by dog food sugar at 6:36 AM on July 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


I don't have the answer, but wanted to offer a resource: You can try asking the Aperture Foundation about it, see if it rings any bells for them.
posted by effigy at 8:31 AM on July 31, 2012


I am really enjoying Larry Sultan's Pictures From Home, and The Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, but they are not what I was thinking of. Fewer photos of people, more photos of cabinet interiors.

Thanks for the link to the Aperture Foundation, I'll ask them for a lead.
posted by rhapsodie at 11:01 AM on July 31, 2012


A non-member just emailed it to me!

Anna Fox: My Mother's Cupboards.
posted by rhapsodie at 9:26 PM on July 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


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