In my recent series, my mother plays the role of three women in one fictional Latin American home. These photographs can be read as portraits of my mother as her various selves — like a nested doll — and read as images that reveal the conflict of vanity, race and class that live within one woman, just as in one family.
In these photographs the three women, a pair of twin sisters, one lighter in skin color and a maid, are family and they hold both love and contempt for each other in equal measure, but they are also the love and contempt housed in one woman.
My fascination with identity of the self, and my personal relationship to my mother has moved me to make these photographs, an act that through photography and performance allows the real to bubble to the surface.
— Rachelle Mozman
"I do not love JOBURG. I crave it. I am obsessed with JOBURG. I treat its streets and its people much like a stalker would. I am a menace. JOBURG is not just home, she is a muse."
Drawing from a collection of over 250,000 images, this wonderfully rich and varied exhibition makes clear how the versatility, imagination and innovation that fuels today's photography have been present in the art form since its birth.