Self Portrait as my Mother 2016

Self Portrait as my Mother concerns the family album and the idea of re staging archival images through self-portrayal. The projects is inspired by a journey to Togo, my mother’s country of origin, where I found a collection of family studio portraits. Borrowing the aesthetic of the African studio portrait, I created a series of images that re-stage my mother’s early years as a migrant in Italy, exploring displacement and representation within my own family album.