Maternal Anxiety

Photographermaria konstanse bruun
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/Countrybournemouth, United Kingdom
Photo Date2011-2013
Technical Infostaged self-portraitures
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 Konstanse Bruun is an artist and a photographer originally from Norway but currently living and working in the United Kingdom. Maria's art practice ranges from carefully constructed performance based photographic self-portraiture to documentary photography and the use of found objects and images to create small installations. Maria studied photography at Arts University of Bournemouth, UK and have a MA in Social Anthropology and BA in Psychology and Social Anthropology from University of Oslo, Norway.