Photographer Elizabeth Heyert On The Madonna-Whore Complex

Rachel Gould
Oct 3, 2019 · 8 min read

TThe cold light of a rainy afternoon illuminates a large, dual-image artwork propped up against the wall in photographer Elizabeth Heyert’s Chelsea studio. In the left-hand panel, a monochromatic Virgin Mary cries six divine tears; three delicate trails from each downcast eye, culminating in glassy beads on her alabaster cheeks.