Silvia Rosi

Self Portrait as my Mother
Final Major Project
London College of Communication

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.