Nina Röder Mutters Schuhe

Grandmother, mother and daughter – Three generations of women in one portrait story.

In “Mutters Schuhe”, Nina Röder presents a shared, metamorphosis of three generations of women: her grandmother, her mother, and herself – all pictured in an environment that reflects a particular story or memory she’s heard about her mother’s life.

This work suggests that emotions and time can trigger a metamorphosis which alters our perceptions of certain memories. Röder questions how her mother sees herself in her memories, which emotions correspond to which memories, and how her emotions have changed over time. She also ponders how her grandmother remembers these moments in her daughter‘s life and how she feels about them. Finally, Röder considers how much she herself knows about these memories.

The photos were shot in old rooms in Röder’s mother’s childhood home in the Franconian province. The clothes the three women are wearing belonged to Röder’s mother and create a physical connection to each narrative.

Discover more of Nina’s work here.

Monthly Photo Contest

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2020 BLACK & WHITE AWARD Deadline: 30 November 2020

Street photography, fashion, portrait, conceptual, landscape, documentary: regardless of genres, this month we want to celebrate all the beauty and wealth of black & white images and we encourage photographers working across all genres to share with us their best monochromatic work!⁠

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