In this photograph titled, “Gazing in the mirror,” my mother holds a hand mirror to her lips as if to commune with an alternative self on the other side. Mirrors have often been a symbol for a parallel universe or as a doorway to an alternate dimension. In Umbra I exclusively photograph members of my family – not to make documents of their actual selves, but to activate the confusion between characters and past and present events in my mind. This brings a sense of distortion to events that are taking place simultaneously, and to confound the photograph with the actual memory. Photo by @julie.renee.jones #umbra #newyorkerphoto #mirror #alternatereality #memory #dayton #ohio
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