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The arrival, 2017

by Renée Stamatova

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 Finalist

The arrival, 2017

The motherland, from which my family’s blood was born. The womb from where my everything stems. My mother tongue; she returns to guide me. I am home now. Tracing history. His-story. Whilst discovering hers. This photograph was taken on the last of my 38 days in Macedonia, a serene Arif rising between equal parts foreign and familiar. The lake, public, made private, reflects a renewed self.

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