about shalimar b.
Family first, and second, and third
Family has always been huge for me (quite literally). My dad had 12 siblings. Many of them had 6 kids. So, I have about 50 first cousins and who knows how many 2nd cousins (or is it 1st cousins once removed?). We’d gather at my grandparents’ home every Sunday for dinner, sitting around the table with aunts and uncles, listening to stories about their childhood.
Now, with two kids of my own (one who is now a senior and leaving the nest!), everything has come full circle.
For me, photos have always represented family and history. When I’ve lost someone close to me or even if I just miss someone, I turn to photos for comfort.
Family is where we find that sense of belonging. In my family work, I capture that feeling of belonging and connection.