/ 2020 / Portraiture / Family

I DIDN'T WANT TO BE A MUM

  • Prize
    Gold in Portraiture/Family
  • Company
    SOPHIE EBRARD
  • Photographer
    SOPHIE EBRARD
  • Credit
    SOPHIE EBRARD

For most women, motherhood is a joy - most of the time.
But many also experience disappointment, guilt, even anger and fear. Becoming a mum is hard - everybody knows that. But usually we only hear about sleepless nights, not the profound identity shift that accompanies becoming a mother.
Motherhood is a psychological big bang. And yet it’s rare to find emotionally honest conversations about it.
“I didn’t want to be a mum” by Sophie Ebrard launched during Unseen in Amsterdam (2029), is an immersive exhibition exploring the ambivalent feelings of motherhood.

Sophie Ebrard is a worldwide acclaimed and exhibited photographer and director based in Amsterdam.

Ebrard's images are drenched with natural light, intimacy and beauty. Filled with movement and energy, each still contains a story, a personal tale. She invites the viewer to take a glimpse into worlds that are out-of-bounds. Her photographs are real and shots are cinematic.

Her work has been exhibited and published worldwide including at the National Portrait Gallery in London and in outlets such as Vanity Fair, Vogue, Time, The Guardian, Dazed….

Awards – AOP AWARDS 2020, FINALIST MOVING IMAGE AND PROJECT WITH “I DIDN’T WANT TO BE A MUM”, LONDON
– LIFE FRAMER 2019, THE HUMAN BODY WITH “IT’S JUST LOVE”
– DON’T TAKE PICTURES 2019, SCHOOL DAYS “BEING 16”
– PORTRAIT SALON 2019 “L’AMETLLA DE MAR”
– PORTRAIT SALON 2016 “ON THE SECOND OF JANUARY”
– PDN FACES PORTRAIT AWARDS, 2016 – WINNER OF THE CHILDREN CATEGORY
– AOP PROJECT AWARD, 2016 – ‘DUNK ELITE’ SERIES & PORTRAIT “ON THE SECOND OF JANUARY”
– TAYLOR WESSING AWARD 2015 WITH “JULES IN THE SINK”, NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON
– PORTRAIT SALON 2015 “SUPERBA AVENUE”, LONDON
– CREATIVE REVIEW PHOTO ANNUAL 2015 – “IT’S JUST LOVE” SERIES
– PDN FACES PORTRAIT COMPETITION 2015, ”JULES IN PARIS”
– SEE ME 2015 WITH “FINCA LA PROSPERA”, PARIS
– PORTRAIT SALON 2014 WITH “FINCA DE PROSPERA”, LONDON
– CREATIVE REVIEW PHOTO ANNUAL 2014 BEST IN BOOK “FINCA LA PROSPERA”
– PORTRAIT SALON 2013 WITH “NHS DEMENTIA” AND “THAMESMEAD”, LONDON
– CREATIVE REVIEW PHOTO ANNUAL 2013 BEST IN BOOK “NHS DEMENTIA”
– CREATIVE REVIEW PHOTO ANNUAL 2013 “MORMOIRON” SERIE
– FOTO8 TRAVEL 2012 “RODEO ROAD”, LONDON/STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
– ART SELLS 2012 “IT’S JUST LOVE”, CANNES/LONDON
– CREATIVE REVIEW PHOTO ANNUAL 2012 “RODEO ROAD” SERIES
– IPA BEST OF HEALTH AWARDS FOR ABBOTT NUTRITION “TEENAGERS” AND “SWIMMER” FILMS
– FOTO 8 SUMMER 2011 WITH “CHAMROUSSE”, LONDON
– HIGHER PITCH 2010 WITH “OUR INTENT IS ALL FOR YOUR DELIGHT”, LONDON