The Mother Project

Tierney Gearon’s photographs have been called manipulative, disturbingly ambiguous, even perverse; the London police demanded that the Saatchi Gallery which first showed the offending photos of her young children take the pictures down. Tierney has always maintained she loves her subjects deeply and understands them better than anyone else. How could she not? They are her family.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Photographers' Gallery in City of London, United Kingdom.
From Thursday 28 November 2013 to Thursday 28 November 2013

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The documentary follows Tierney over the course of three years as she assembles her new body of work, a project that promises to be even more provocative than the photos that originally made her career.

The film documents an incredibly tumultuous period in Tierney’s life, from her move from London to Los Angeles to having a third child at age 41. Tierney is famously reclusive and has always wanted her work to speak for itself, for her audience not to have any preconceived ideas about what motivates the photographs. As Tierney says, all of her photographs are portraits of herself.

Tierney Gearon, The Mother Project (2007) Directed by Jack Youngelson and Peter Sutherland.

This event will take place at The Foundling Museum.


The Foundling Museum

40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ