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Double Portrait.

Photographs and text by Cemre Yeşil Gönenli. Edited by Gonzalo Golpe. Text edited by Federica Chiocchetti. Graphic design by Marina Meyer. Translation by Orhan Cem Çetin. Production assistant: Çağla Demirbaş.
FiLBooks, Turket, 2021. In English & Turkish. 264 pp., 7x9½".

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Publisher's Description

A dance
A double dance
Words with photographs
Mothers with children
A nonsensical dictionary about the (m)other
not to read,
but to feel
not to forget,
but to live.

Double Portrait is a reverie in the form of images and words. A communication of an artistic calling through photography and an archive of a personal journey of joy and sorrow that comes with love and birth; fear of loss, identity, childhood, motherhood, memory; a questioning of portrait traditions and the psychological aspect of photography. Double Portrait is about remembering what it means to be held, and experiencing what it means to hold regardless of cultural norms related to gender. A process which records 9 years of research into a real-time system of observation on the mother-child relationship through different lenses.

Double Portrait is a cartography towards the complex relationship between mother-child and the unfolding process of motherhood. It is also a visual response to the unimaginable death of everyone’s mother. It speaks of something we all know about emotionally, but can’t articulate all that easily. We know it when we see it. We know it when we feel it. We know it when it is absent. We carry it when we have been held and we carry it when we have not been held.


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