Background
Project info

My series Backround 2013 deals with the - to me at that time entirely new - role of the mother, the nature of her task, her societal role and the inherent judgement by society. In one respect, my pictures are mainly portraits of children; on the other hand, they are the metamorphosis of maternal identity. The background of my photo series was based on fantastic imagery: the 19th-century Victorian baby- and infant photographs, the so-called “Hidden Mothers” pictures.