TOKYO-2020 People / Family

Sisterhood

  • Prize
    Gold in People/Family, 2nd Place winner in People
  • Photographer
    Katerina Kouzmitcheva
  • Photo Date
    2018-2019

The same parents, past, sometimes even one bed and clothes. All these factors are unlikely to say what kind of relations will develop between siblings. As a mother of two daughters I am always sensitive to the question of relations between them and often catch my eye on other siblings’ lives. What makes one relationship a warm and supportive while another one is conflictual and disharmonious? Birth order, age, number of siblings, level of parents’ contact - everything can influence the relations. So I photograph sisters in different mood, poses but they are still in one frame.

Katerina Kouzmitcheva is a Belarusian photographer, currently based in Wroclaw, Poland, working at the intersection of the genres, documentary and art photography. In her projects she explores the themes of identity, family relations, feminism, themes of particular places, human interaction and personal relations to them. Katerina had her bachelor in law, in 2019 she graduated from St. Petersburg’s Academy of Photojournalism “Fotografika”. She is currently studying for Master’s degree in Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland.