Based in London, Italian-Togolaise artist Silvia Rosi explores her family history of migration and her Togolaise heritage with her series, “Self Portrait as my Mother”. Recreating archival family photographs as self-portraits, Rosi considers themes of memory, family, and the idea of origins. She elaborates:
“The project is inspired by a journey to Togo, my mother’s country of origin, where I found a collection of family studio portraits. Borrowing the aesthetic of the African studio portrait, I created a series of images that re-stage my mother’s early years as a migrant in Italy, exploring displacement and representation within my own family album.”
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