(Photo credit: Colette Veasey-Cullors, Girls #2 from the series Children)
Genetics are a curious thing. Whether you side with nature or nurture, who you ultimately become is heavily reliant on the blue print you were born with. Colette Veasey-Cullors marvels at the free standing development of her own girls in the series Children.
Here are my feelings about the Children series. Since the birth of my three daughters, I have begun to question the idea of femininity. As I watched these three girls I began to discover that “femaleness” was not something that I was consciously teaching them. Each of my children, in their own way, has their own innate way of being. I am intrigued by the way each of my children physically, emotionally, and intellectually expresses themselves. I began to study and photograph their body language and facial expressions; while also, writing down conversations and questions that they were having with me. In this series, I am seeking to explore the vulnerability, femininity, and innocence of my daughters through “life lessons” passed from mother to daughter.
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