Supporting The Passage Into Unconsciousness: The Ritual Between Mother & Child

Giorgia and Riccardo, 2013

 

Photographer Francesca Cesari is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these portraits.  From her project ‘In The Room Book I & Book II’.  To see Francesca’s portfolio & projects click on any image.

 

Amy and Peter, 2013

 

Donata and Pietro, 2013

 

In the room is a series of portraits taken in the moment a mother puts her child to sleep through breastfeeding.

The project aims to describe the atmosphere of privacy and symbiosis that surrounds the subjects, particularly focusing on women as powerful and protective figures as well as sensitive and sometimes fragile creatures.

 

Imelda and Riccardo, 2015

 

Alessandra and Arianna, 2013

 

Artist Statement

The transition between waking and sleeping, as the fulfillment takes over every resistance and distraction.

The mother’s solid presence consciously supporting the baby’s passage into unconsciousness, renewing the ritual, everlasting gestures of former generations of women.

A suspended time of devotion and tenderness that coexists with the alienating repetitiveness of a daily routine.

These are the main issues explored by the pictures, to describe the atmosphere of a private and symbiotic moment, exclusive of the experience of maternity.

 

Donata and Pietro, 2013

 

Elisa and Giovanni, 2013

 

Valentina and Johnny, 2013

 

Francesca and Greta, 2013

 

Lucia and Edoardo, 2013

 

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Siblings

By Francesca Cesari

 


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