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
Taken the moment amateur athletes cross the finish line of the marathon in Rio de Janeiro — these photos evoke the elation, thrill and exhaustion of pushing oneself to accomplish an extremely challenging goal. Bravo!
"When death is omnipresent, life burns bright and strong"—these vibrant, imaginative images offer a vision of Mozambique through the eyes of an individual whose life has been split between two different cultures.
A brilliant new book presents a carefully edited selection of previously unpublished Tony Ray-Jones colour photographs from the earliest period of his work, all made in the United States.