Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili

Mother Reader, 2018

Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili (Georgian, born 1979), Mother Reader, 2018, archival pigment print, 32 5/16 × 26 × 1 3/16 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2018.7.

Mother Reader was photographed in my studio when I was pregnant with my second child. The title is a reference to a book of the same name, an anthology of essential writings on motherhood edited by the photographer Moyra Davey. It is one of the first books of its kind, where women artists write about being mothers and vice versa.”—Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili