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McCallum Tarry, From the series Bearing, 2006; toner on silk; Courtesy of the Artists

McCallum Tarry, From the series Bearing, 2006; toner on silk; Courtesy of the Artists

Larger-than-life portraits of mother and child printed on silk are accompanied by testimonials from the black teen mothers about their pregnancies and lives following. While the photography is rich and detailed, reminiscent of the religious paintings of Mother and Child, the audio is a raw narrative conversation. These two media combine to reflect the girls' actual stories and hardships while demonstrating the respect deserved to all mothers regardless of race and social background.