“Emy & Ana” is a narrative fiction of 19 photographs.

Emy and Ana cannot live without each other. These best friends are the same age but have some kind of a mother-daughter relationship. After an accident, they have to face the terrible situation of being separated.

My work is focused on transcendence. I am currently exploring the theme of death from an optimistic perspective; What can the loved ones bring us after their demise? Can they help us transform our suffering into strength, into wisdom? Can we somehow extend their lives? “Emy & Ana” is intended to be a metaphor of the transition to adulthood, through the relationship between the living and the dead.

— Pep Karsten