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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Mother

The concept behind this photograph was a cycle of growth and rebirth. The model can be interpreted as either sleeping or at peace in death, which is part of the birth and rebirth cycle of life. Instead of being surrounded by death, she is pictured in an ovular bath tub buried with beautiful flowers. I wanted the image to be peaceful and a little eerie, as the viewer is not sure whether or not she is alive.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: Sparks Glencoe, Maryland, United States of America
Copyright: © Madeline Benn