1st Place 2020 / Book (Non-Pro)

Rooting - Becoming Roots

  • Prizes
    Gold in Book/Fine Art, 1st place winner in Book
  • Company
    Cara Louwman Photography
  • Photographer
    Cara Louwman

ROOTING - becoming roots ---------- Cara and Yuen Yee (two sisters-in-law) embarked on a journey to investigate their relationship with their ancestors and how to bring their family histories into their own lives. Cara's personal search was sparked by the heirlooms in her Dutch family. What did they mean to her ancestors? And for her now? For Yuen Yee the question was how to connect to both her Hong Kong-Chinese roots and her Dutch adopted roots without denying either. Through their bond, Cara and Yuen Yee give rise to the merging of families, the inoculation of roots, fortifying them.

Cara Louwman (The Netherlands, 1967) is a contemporary fine art photographer specialized in creating images that tells a story. Inspired by her personal memories and influenced by different cultures, she uses photography as a mean to stage an idea and to present new perspectives on contemporary subjects. Her photographs are characterized by the use of multiple layers. Sometimes literally, like her staged still lifes in her studio. She creates images that are often different from a direct representation of reality.