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
In a brilliant new photobook, French photographer
The book Soul and Soul, published by Noorderlicht's Aurora Borealis, recreates (partly) the original dummy of the book Soul and Soul that was self-published in 1972 by the Japanese photographer,. Suzuki was part of the 60's generation of photographers who explored the visual capabilities of the book medium to their extremes.
Uncanny, cruel, queasy, creepy, wonderful — all of these words fail to capture the haunting feeling of the images in this great new photobook — Enjoy!