In the room is a series of portraits taken in the moment a mother puts her child to sleep through breastfeeding. The mother’s solid presence consciously supporting the baby’s passage into unconsciousness, renewing the ritual, everlasting gestures of former generations of women. A suspended time of devotion and tenderness that coexists with the alienating repetitiveness of a daily routine. The project aims to describe the atmosphere of privacy and symbiosis that surrounds the subjects and the intimate physical relationship that this encounter develops.
Francesca Cesari (born 1970) is a freelance photographer based in Bologna, Italy. She has a Master's Degree in Art History from the University of Bologna, as well as a Diploma in Professional Photographic Practice from the London College of Communication. Her artistic research focuses on people, mostly photographed in interiors with natural light. The projects she leads concentrate on family, maternity, adolescence and human relationships. Francesca is a contributor of LUZ Photo Agency http://luz.it/authors/francesca-cesari