In my recent series, my mother plays the role of three women in one fictional Latin American home. These photographs can be read as portraits of my mother as her various selves — like a nested doll — and read as images that reveal the conflict of vanity, race and class that live within one woman, just as in one family.
In these photographs the three women, a pair of twin sisters, one lighter in skin color and a maid, are family and they hold both love and contempt for each other in equal measure, but they are also the love and contempt housed in one woman.
My fascination with identity of the self, and my personal relationship to my mother has moved me to make these photographs, an act that through photography and performance allows the real to bubble to the surface.
— Rachelle Mozman
A wonderfully conceived and executed hand-made photobook which embodies the artist's search for wholeness and unity that he lost after his parents' divorce. One of our favorites of 2014.
A series of portraits from Ethiopia intended to increase the visibility of the inhabitants of a land rife with forced resettlements — and also to promote reflection about the identity of a culture in the process of irreversible change.
New discoveries! 128 contemporary photographers traveled to Paris from 40 countries to present their work at the 4th annual LensCulture FotoFest Paris international portfolio reviews. Here is an overview of all participants, with links to their websites.