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Mothers and Daughters


A portrait series taking a deeper look at the complex relationship.

Each set are being asked the same questions.

1. What is a quality or aspect of your personality you think you share?


2. What is an aspect of your personality you think is most different?


3. What is something you learned from your mother or daughter that you could not have learned from anyone else?

Maria and Vicky

Maria on her daughter, Vicky


1. Templado: cuando nos enojamos, decimos lo que tenemos en mente y no nos detenemos.

         Temper- when we get upset we say what is on our mind and don’t hold back


2. Soy tranquila; Vicky no puede escucharla a una milla de distancia, ya sea porque está gritando o haciendo algún tipo de comentario.

         I’m quiet; Vicky is not, you can hear her a mile away either because she’s yelling or making some sort of comment.


3.  Qué maravillosos y amorosos son los gatos. Vicky trajo un gato a casa una vez y su padre y yo peleamos con ella hasta que el peludo nos convenció a los dos.

         How wonderful and loving cats are. Vicky brought one cat home once and her father and I fought her on it till the furry one convinced us both.


Vicky on her mother, Maria


1. I think we share a certain calmness to us when we are faced with something heavy that would rattle most; we don’t outwardly freak out we take our time with it and process it before we mention a word of it to anyone.

2. Everyone say when they meet my mom they are like she’s so sweet; not so when they meet me.


3. This is not sentimental but practical and much more useful. My mom taught me how to make food on the fly without a lot of money. One of my favorite and cheap meals is a Cuban dish called a puta which is not PC but you will understand once I tell you the ingredients. Steamed white Rice and a fried egg that’s it. Its cheap, fast, and tasty hence the name.


when we get upset we say what is on our mind and don’t hold back

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