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Photographer Portrays Idyllic Mother-Daughter Relationship in ‘I Promise to Be a Good Mother’

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New York based photographer, Jamie Diamond continues to explore the complicated relationship between performance and photography. In I Promise to be a Good Mother she photographs herself as she performs the role of a mother, wearing her own mother’s clothes, posing with Annabelle, a re-born doll.

The project was inspired by and named after a diary Jamie Diamond kept as a young girl. It documents the relationship she had with her mother. She stages specific memories from her childhood and tries to revoke the emotion she felt as a girl. However, the project also delves into the complexities surrounding the paradox of the mother/child relationship and the performance of inherited social and gender roles.

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This post was contributed by photographer Sophie Butcher.

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