Honorable Mention TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Nudes

You Are My Mother

  • Photographer
    Angelika Kollin
  • Technical Info
    Canon 5ds And 35 M Sigma Lens And Fuji With 50 M
  • Photo Date
    April 2020 - May 2021

I started photographing my project in April 2020, while we were still in complete lockdown in South Africa, because I wanted to document the beautiful healing I witnessed between a mother and her adult daughter. I started exploring the same "story" in other mothers/child connections, examining the impact it had on my own family life and on my audience. There is no groundbreaking story occurring in this project, and yet at least for myself, I am learning to understand the significance and value of connection to our family and how it shapes us for the rest of our life.

Angelika Kollin (b. 1976) is an Estonian Fine Art/Post-Documentary photographer currently residing in Tampa, USA. She is self-taught and engages with her passion for photography and art as a tool of exploration of interhuman connections and intimacy. Angelika's work's honesty and unapologetic directness is caringly softened by the aura of intimate emotions and gracious dignity. She has spent eight years living in African countries (Ghana, Namibia, and South Africa), where she explored the same topics in various cultures and economic conditions.