In the 19'th century Sigmund Freud developed a theory called the Madonna/Whore complex. In short it tells the story about men not being able to see women as persons.

The theory holds that men put women into two widely separate categories. A women is either a sacred madonna (a sister, mother or wife) or she is a cheap whore.

When my friend and model Mad Cat became pregnant she felt that the expectations about her shifted. The Madonna/Whore complex is still alive, two hundred years later...

This series of five, called Madonna, was presented in the summer of 2010.

 

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MADONNA

Mad Cat. Series of 5, C-print, 30x40 cm, 2010