In a world bent on division, this project seeks to redefine the family bond. It presents a series of families whose identity is located beyond biology, and in a space of kinship. Collaborating with her subjects to construct meticulous presentations of themselves, this project playfully subverts the histories of formal family portraiture.
Captured within a frame that is both comforting and asphyxiating, each portrait presents a contemporary image of the family unit. It’s a traditional space of attachment, relation and togetherness – but bound by something altogether more fluid than might initially meet the eye.
What is the shape of kinship today? This series traces out alternative family lines that cut across gender, sexuality and ethnicity. It presents us with fresh, liberated forms of social connection.