Patty Carroll | 匿名女性
In honour of International Women's Day,we're showing some love to American photographer Patty Carroll's ongoing series Anonymous Women,which explores the dichotomy of domesticity,and what ‘the home' means to different women.Carroll suggests that sometimes,home is a place of comfort,where being a ‘stay at home' mother or wife is an aspirational lifestyle.
In any and all cases,Carroll asserts that women need "a room of their own." The series' cross-cultural references span Renaissance-era draped statues,nuns in habits,women wearing the burka,priests and judge's robes,ancient Greek and Roman dress,and the Virgin Mary among others.
Carroll's sets are whimsical and highly stylised,each image distinct from the other.The women are faceless,hidden,and therefore representative of any woman.They appear restrained,muffled,relaxed,cocooned;a lot lies with individual interpretation.
all images © Patty Carroll