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Photographer Edith Maybin’s Daughter Primps Up, Hose Down

Edith Maybin’s Untitled #3 (2006).Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery


Photographer Edith Maybin’s mother wore Marks and Spencer pantyhose in her day, the kind bunching up around the ankles of Maybin’s dreamy preteen daughter here as she slumps in an old chair after a day of mother-daughter playtime. The image is one in a series titled The Tenby Document on view at Edwynn Houk Gallery through August 28, for which mommy Maybin presents her 21st-century daughter in compelling Victorian settings, sometimes superimposing her own body onto her daughters and blurring the narrative between three generations of Marks and Spencer ladies. —Emma Pearse