/ 2021 / /

The Persistence of Family

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Collage, 1st Place winner in Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Diana Cheren Nygren

These images are composites of my old family photographs, photographs I took of my children, and the landscapes in which they and I grew up. Generations reach for each other across time. Though rooted in personal narratives, the pictures address a universal experience by which family relationships and history play a role in shaping our sense of ourselves and our understanding of our place in the world. They suggest that the present contains both the past and future. Ultimately, this series portrays the layered process of becoming, and the complex interweaving of time, place, and identity.