Gold 2022 / Fine Art / Collage (Non-Pro)

The Persistence of Family

  • Prizes
    Gold in Fine Art/Collage
  • Photographer
    Diana Cheren Nygren

The images in "The Persistence of Family" are composites of my old family photographs, photos I took of my children, and New England landscapes. Driven by a longing for connection, generations reach for each other across time. Rooted in personal narratives, the pictures address a universal experience. They interrogate the role family relationships play in shaping our sense of ourselves and our place in the world. They suggest that in us, the present contains both past and future. The series explores the layered process of becoming, and the complex interweaving of time, place, and identity.