‘Carpe Fucking Diem’ by Elina Brotherus

“It’s about waiting for an angel who never shows up,” says Finnish photographer Elina Brotherus of Annonciation, the series of images that led to the creation of her sixth monograph Carpe Fucking Diem. Here, she breaks open the forbidden topic of involuntary childlessness, revealing the undercurrents of desire, promise, and grief that so often lay hidden beneath our culture’s fixation on the joys of childbearing. Continuing in the tradition of Leonardo, Jan van Eyck, and Caravaggio, Brotherus casts herself as a successor to the Mother Mary, who without her Gabriel, sits suspended in time.

Source : ‘Carpe Fucking Diem’: One Photographer’s Courageous Discussion of Involuntary Childlessness – Feature Shoot

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