Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Book / Documentary

The Quickening

  • Photographer
    Ying Ang
  • Technical Info
    “the Quickening” Project Will Primarily Take Place As An Artist Book, Published In A Run Of 250.
  • Photo Date

The Quickening explores the transformation and lived experience of a woman in her motherhood/matrescence and postpartum depression/anxiety. The work interrogates the under-represented transition of biological, psychological and social identity during a complex and yet ubiquitous phase of life. The task of navigating this new geography, the new days and nights, how you eat, how you sleep, how you love - this seismic transition - is called “matresence”. The Quickening details the claustrophobia, myopia, paradoxical loneliness and luminance of this transformative time.