Anonymous Women by Patty Carroll


Patty Carroll is a photographer based in Chicago, USA. Her series ‘Anonymous Women: Draped’ was created when the war with Iraq started. Issues of vulnerability, trust, safety, courage and absurdity weighed heavily on her mind and continue to linger daily. Then she thought about women who encounter war, internal conflicts, domestic abuse, and other threats – real or imagined.

On the other side she is also amused by women who become obsessed by material goods. Patty states: ‘In all cases, women need ‘A room of their own’. The images reference draped statues from the Renaissance, nuns in habits, women wearing the burka, the Virgin Mary, priests robes, ancient Greek and Roman dress, as well as judges’ robes.’

All images © Patty Carroll

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