DEAR photography



Pepa Hristova
Mother and Daughter, Drande 1, Sworn Virgins

Drande (53) burned all her girl clothes after eighth grade and swore her oath as man-woman at the age of 19, following the death of her father. As a child, she lost her hands while playing with a hand grenade left over from the Albanian civil war. The male role makes it easier for her to deal with her physical disability. "No one wants a woman without hands," she says

Title
Mother and Daughter, Drande 1, Sworn Virgins
Place
Albania
Year
2008-2010
Technique
Archival Pigment Print
Size
123 × 90 cm
Edition
2/5 + 2AP
Provenance
artist
Framing
wooden frame, matt anthrazit, museum glass