This picture is part of the series "In the room", a short statement follows: A secluded and silent place where a mother puts to sleep her child through breast-feeding. The mother’s solid presence consciously supporting the baby’s passage into unconsciousness, renewing the ritual, everlasting gestures of former generations of women. A suspended time of devotion and tenderness that coexists with the alienating repetitiveness of a daily routine. These are the main issues explored by the pictures, to describe the atmosphere of a private and symbiotic moment, exclusive of the experience of maternity.
Francesca Cesari is a freelance photographer based in Bologna, she has a Master in Fine Arts from the University of Bologna, as well as a Diploma in Professional Photographic Practice from the London College of Communication. Her artistic research focuses on people, photographed in natural light and on location, the projects she leads mostly concentrate on maternity, family and intergeneretional relationship.