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
Old hand-tinted photo paintings from Argentina are rediscovered, researched, and given new life in these great environmental still life constructions.
"I enjoy pushing the boundaries...[but] if I don't have trust, then I don't have an image"—a young photographic talent offers her thoughts on the female form and the fine line between innocence and sensuality.