“The hands before me” by Photographer Marija Kanavin

A satisfying sequence by Norwegian and Latvian photographer Marija Kanavin. Born and raised in Norway, Kanavin’s observe revolves round issues of identification, relationship, reminiscence and historical past. “The hands before me” is share of her non-public reflection on and desire to connect with the unknown parts of her identification and family:

“Rising up in Norway with Latvian roots on every facets of my ancestry, I unfortunately by no intention felt a solid connection in direction of Latvia. ​As a bit of one my father used to be focused on studying Norwegian and subsequently by no intention taught me Latvian. I in consequence had to gain out talk non-verbally with my grandparents. Attributable to this fragmented connection, I in actuality hang felt a hassle in my life, a longing to hang extra about my roots, to listen to their studies and know the receive my family is from.”

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