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Gold 2021 Portfolio / Fine Art

You Are My Mother

  • Photographer
    Angelika Kollin
  • Prize
    Gold in Portfolio / Fine Art

As the covid pandemic rolled over the world, many of us found ourself going back to basics and spending more times with our families. Angelika started photographing her project in April 2020, while still in complete lockdown in South Africa, because she wanted to document beautiful emotional healing she witnessed between a mother and her adult daughter. She started exploring same "story" in other mother/child connections, examining the impact it had on her own family life and on her audience.

Angelika Kollin is a 44 year old Estonian photographer. She is self-taught and engages with her passion for photography and art as a tool of exploration of interhuman connections, intimacy, and/or the absence of such. Angelika has spent the last 8 years living in African countries (Ghana, Namibia, South Africa), where she explored the same topic in a variety of different cultures and economic conditions.