Maternal Anxiety

Photographermaria konstanse bruun
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Becoming a mother is undoubtedly one of life's greatest gifts, but it is also one of the most challenging psychological encounters a woman will have in her life. This personal project looks at some less-talked-about psychological implications of motherhood by exploring narratives related to the continuous underlying anxiety that women experience, presumably in different degrees, as they step in to the maternal role and become subject to the affectionate bonding process between mother and child.

About Photographer

Maria is originally from Norway but currently living in the UK. Maria's artwork is based on carefully staged photographic scenes where she controls all elements within the frame to create narratives that investigate personal emotions and ideas through performative self-portraiture. Maria is also a Social Anthropologist and her interest in our interaction with the environment underpins all her work.