Tiana Markova-Gold

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Other People's Dirty Laundry
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Nationality: American
Biography:   Tiana Markova-Gold is a freelance documentary photographer based in Miami, Florida and Brooklyn, New York.  She received a New York Times Scholarship to attend the full-time Photojournalism Program at the International Center of... read on
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Other People's Dirty Laundry
Credits: tiana markova-gold
Updated: 09/12/10
  1.       “Changing sheets and doing laundry are the chores of my work and I think it’s interesting that I am often dealing with other people's "dirty laundry" ~ repressed emotions, fantasies, fears, activities which seem unconscionable...It’s sad that sex is so complicated for us humans.”
  2. Jenna, Manhattan 2007.
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  4.        In the spring of 2007 I met and began photographing Jenna, an upper-middle class woman in her late thirties who had made her living for the last ten years working in the sex industry. When I met her, Jenna was living in a co-op apartment in the West Village, a trendy and wealthy neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. She was working almost every day, seeing clients in the apartment where she lived.
  5.       Now in her mid-40s, Jenna continues to work, supplementing her local income by taking periodic work trips to various cities around the country where she stays in high-end hotel suites and sees local clients, most of whom she solicits by advertising on a website which features escorts and erotic massage practitioners.
  6.      Jenna is completely open with her friends and family about what she does for a living. She works independently and maintains her own interactive website and blog.

 

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