Christina and Gram on Thanksgiving, New Hampshire

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When her eighty-nine-year-old mother was stricken with dementia and no longer able to care for herself, Virginia Beahan and her husband moved her into their home. A landscape photographer accustomed to traveling extensively, Beahan at first found her prospects constrained by these circumstances, but she quickly discovered a new subject for her lens. Beahan documented the last years of her mother’s life with compassion as well as a clear-eyed accounting of the difficulties that came with the reversal of their roles.
Close to Home: Photographers and their Families, 2011
Topic
Figure group\female
Ceremony\holiday\Thanksgiving
Object\furniture\couch
Architecture Interior\domestic\living room
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Copyright Credit Line
© Virginia Beahan
Artist
Virginia Beahan, born Philadelphia, PA 1946
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Haluk and Elisa Soykan
Medium
chromogenic print
Dimensions
18 3/8 x 23 1/4 in. (46.6 x 59.2 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
2004
Type
Photography-Photoprint
Object number
2010.6.1