Patty Carroll’s ‘Anonymous Women’ spotlights the binds of domesticity

The photographer contends with sexism through distorted portrayals of midcentury housewives. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs during the 1950s and '60s, photographer Patty Carroll lived in a homogeneous, harmonious bubble. By way of cookie-cutter houses, rigid gender norms, and midcentury notions of perfectionism and civility, Carroll came to know the suburbs as "fabricated places of solace," as she writes in her artist's statement for "Anonymous Women,"...

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