I forget to pray for the angels
As viewers we believe what is put before our eyes without questioning the veracity of the photograph, not realizing how curated and authored "the self" can be. Old family pictures are viewed with naivety as it is too unsettling to acknowledge the darker truths that sit beneath the surface of what seems like a happy family portrait. I Forget to Pray for the Angels explores my relationship with the photographs of the family album I grew up with. It is a reflection of an upbringing at the heart of a Portuguese family where religion is a key part of the culture. It strives towards an understanding of how family history has influenced my perception of femininity and womanhood."
Laura Carter • Emma Errington • Olivia Foster • Andrea Fox • Felicity McMahon • Emily Pratt • Henrietta Richardson • Mariana Sabio • Beatriz Temudo •