Unposed images of my family record the relationships where I have most at stake. I explore the ambiguous lines between joy and pain; connection and disconnection; youth and aging; health and sickness; communal and individualistic cultures. Diptychs align the struggles and triumphs of our everyday lives across time and geography, allowing new narratives to emerge from their pairings.
The origins of this project began in 2012, when my father in-law Daniel’s stage IV cancer diagnosis overlapped with news that I was pregnant. Death has punctuated several stages of my life, making me attuned to beauty in the absence of a happy ending. This series follows the evolution of love, and explores the fragility of what we hold dear.