“For five years I have photographed my mother in and around the confines of my childhood home in suburban Massachusetts. Making pictures together has given us the means to communicate in alternate ways, using photography to establish a newly shared language. These experiences have changed my perception of who my mother is, from seeing her as a parental figure to a woman with real desires and intimate relationships. Photographing has allowed us to engage outside the hierarchy of the family unit and subvert familiar roles of the mother-son relationship as we perceive one another through new visual representations.” —Mark Fitton
Magic land (2016).
“My mother loves nature and peaceful places like the one in this photo, which is not far from home—a place she calls ‘magic land.’ We grew up surrounded by pristine nature in an idyllic village next to the Slovenian Alps. This photo is my gratitude for all her support and inspiration for my life as a photographer. She taught me to work hard and never give up believing in my dreams. I took it a couple of years ago before one of my many trips across the world.” —Ciril Jazbec
“A beautiful thing happens when we get older, we simply accept our mothers for who they are.” —Nydia Blas