Edith Maybin

17.03.2011 in15:51 in Kids, People -->


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Edith Maybin (b.1969 Canada) is a photographer works from Canada and the UK. In her “The Tenby Document” series she investigates the space between mother and daughter. She takes portraits in a home environment where she and her daughter enact secret stories together whist wearing Marks and Spencer undergarments and pantyhoses, a gesture towards Maybin’s own mother and an investigation into female rituals and sentimental inheritance.
Inspired by Lady Clementina Hawarden’s photographic tableaux of her daughters, Maybin and daughter paradoxically elude the gaze by way of imaginative abstraction into a place, like Vermeer’s women, intangible.