The fictional representations of maternal photographers show that her absorption in her work, combined with such a refusal to be seen, makes the mother/photographer appear uncaring, uninvolved, monstruous. But how could she appear in a different light, in view of the social and psychological gazes fixed on her, in view of the screens of familiality that systematically work against her- the pressures she faces as she balances the competing claims of her children and her own creative work?   Marianne Hirsch- 'Family Frames'      Sehnzucht (2015-2016)   The series 'Sehnzucht'  is based on the artist’s personal experience of becoming a mother; on the contradictory nature of the event and the conflicting emotions it creates — the awe at the incredible ’once in a lifetime’ beauty of motherhood mixed with feelings of daunting powerlessness and isolation. We live in a time where women increasingly feel a great deal of stress— both self-imposed and external — to juggle all life roles perfectly: mother, artist, professional, companion. Gjaltema’s work reflects on this phenomena in a series of enlarged sx 70 polaroids showing her direct surroundings, her home and her small son. 'Sehnzucht' was nominated in 2016 for the Fine Art Photography Award, Fine Art Category.  Size: 12 x 12 cm  Material: Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre  Edition: 7 + 2 AP

The fictional representations of maternal photographers show that her absorption in her work, combined with such a refusal to be seen, makes the mother/photographer appear uncaring, uninvolved, monstruous. But how could she appear in a different light, in view of the social and psychological gazes fixed on her, in view of the screens of familiality that systematically work against her- the pressures she faces as she balances the competing claims of her children and her own creative work?

Marianne Hirsch- 'Family Frames'

 

Sehnzucht (2015-2016)

The series 'Sehnzucht'  is based on the artist’s personal experience of becoming a mother; on the contradictory nature of the event and the conflicting emotions it creates — the awe at the incredible ’once in a lifetime’ beauty of motherhood mixed with feelings of daunting powerlessness and isolation. We live in a time where women increasingly feel a great deal of stress— both self-imposed and external — to juggle all life roles perfectly: mother, artist, professional, companion. Gjaltema’s work reflects on this phenomena in a series of enlarged sx 70 polaroids showing her direct surroundings, her home and her small son. 'Sehnzucht' was nominated in 2016 for the Fine Art Photography Award, Fine Art Category.

Size: 12 x 12 cm

Material: Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre

Edition: 7 + 2 AP

'Sehnzucht' (2015-2016), 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
'Sehnzucht' (2015-2016), 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
'Sehnzucht' (2015-2016), 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
'Sehnzucht' (2015-2016), 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
'Sehnzucht' (2015-2016), 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
'Sehnzucht' (2015-2016), 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
'Sehnzucht' (2015-2016), 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
'Sehnzucht' (2015-2016), 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
'Sehnzucht' (2015-2016), 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
'Sehnzucht' (2015-2016), 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
'Sehnzucht' (2015-2016), 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
'Sehnzucht' (2015-2016), 'Quietude' together with Sarah Mei Herman, exp12, Berlin, 2017
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm,  Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm,  Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm,  Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm,  Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm,  Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm,  Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm,  Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm,  Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm,  Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2016
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2016
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2016
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2016
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2015
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2016
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2016
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2016
'Untitled', Sehnzucht, Hahnemühle Photo Matt Fibre, 12 x 12 cm, Edition: 7 + 2 AP, 2016
Publications 'Sehnzucht' at don't take pictures, 2016
Publications 'Sehnzucht' at don't take pictures, 2016
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