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PHOTOGRAPHY  CREATIVE DIRECTION

The Spectre

Spectre (n): An apparition
The ghost that haunted her mother, unintentionally, haunted her too.

YEAR2018

MENTOR
ASSISTED BY
Akshat Das

The Spectre is a work that focuses on my mother, my grandmother and me. It explores the intimacy, distance and tensions between the generations of women in my family, and how our histories and memories are entangled and connected to one another.
    My work investigates the role of a daughter and the seasonal nature of life. After the demise of my grandmother, my mother was raised without the love and affection of a mother, which she bestowed upon me. Raised in a cornucopia of love and protection I had to move away from my mother during my adolescent years. After a few years of separation, I felt an urgency to investigate my ancestral roots through images to develop a better understanding of what it means to be a daughter. 
    What started as an effort to document and archive ancestral legacy soon translated into an exploration of the themes of family, history and relationships.