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Claiborne Swanson Frank


A Mother's Love

By Phebe Wahl

Photography by Claiborne Swanson Frank


For her third tome with Assouline, "Mother and Child," photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank turns her lens toward the ancient genre of mother and child. Here, some of the East End's breathtaking beauties offer a meditation on modern motherhood.

Claiborne Swanson Frank // PHOTOGRAPHER
“A theme that I explore in the book is the idea of beautiful imperfection. Before I had children, I was driven by this false sense of control in my life and desire to find perfection, but in motherhood, I was forced to let go of my ideas of perfection in my life, my home, and my body. You realize that perfection is an ideal and nothing more.”