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Jack Youngelson in Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project

Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project

2006 NR

Profiling shutterbug Tierney Gearon -- who stirred controversy and made headlines in 2001 with her London exhibit "I Am a Camera" -- this compelling documentary follows her on a three-year odyssey as she trains her lens on her schizophrenic mother. In the process of completing her new project, Gearon experiences a catharsis of sorts as she makes the connection between her photographic work, family dynamics and her mother's mental illness.