NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA SOLEDAD, 2018—2020

Photographs and book

‘A Bette Davis, Gena Rowlands,

Romy Schneider…

A todas las actrices

que han hecho de actrices,

a todas las mujeres que actúan,

a los hombres que actúan 

y se convierten en mujeres,

a todas las personas 

que quieren ser madres.

A mi madre.’

Pedro Almodóvar, 

Todo Sobre Mi Madre, 1999

 

 

This project is for all those people who

want to be mothers. Based on my personal bi-cultural upbringing and triggered by my mother’s loss, ‘Nuestra Señora de la Soledad’ was shot in Lima

and Mexico City between 2018 and 2019 and can be seen as an extensive and complex love letter to Latinx women and

a depiction of solitary motherhood. 

It gifted me the urge to educate myself

and tell my own story of love and loss through the medium of photography. 

6x7 and 35mm color film, scanned.

©2020 Giulia Fumagalli