An exhibit of photographs celebrating the essence of maternal love by Camille Mosley-Pasley opens Friday, November 10, 6p-8:30p. "Mama Love" opens in the ANNEX at Touchstone Gallery, 406 7th Street, NW, 2nd floor, Washington, D.C. 20004.
Mosley-Pasley has operated Pasley Place Photography for more than ten years. During portrait sessions with infants, first time mothers often times expressed amazement at the magnitude of sensations they experienced. She felt it was important to preserve these expressions.
Therefore, in May of 2005, she began inviting women of the African diaspora to be photographed in her studio as well as asking their thoughts on ‘mama love.’ More than 100 mothers from around the world have participated in the project, ranging from single teens to married professionals. Some are first time mothers, but others have many children.
The series aspires to give the viewer a glimpse into this special bond between mothers and their children, acknowledging and honoring their important role in society. The women are not portrayed as Madonnas or mother goddesses to be idolized. They are fully human, expressing all the complexities of parenthood.
The exhibit remains through December 3, 2006 Wednesday - Friday 11-5, Saturday - Sunday 12-5