The Generations that Enrich Us

By: Mariana Topfstedt

Toronto, Canada,

Artist Statement

Photography allows me to tell facts which can be a story, a moment, or a state of mind, believing that it is an honest, spontaneous way to generate social awareness. Inspirations come from the reality of everyday life through observing others, or oneself, using intuition as a tool. This photograph represents a lot to me; it was taken on a weekend at my grandmother’s house. Her hands, over 90 years old and calloused from working at a young age in farming when she immigrated from Japan to Brazil, meet the little hands of my niece, the youngest of the family. The new generation still struggles with similar issues as the previous generations but gives us hope for a better future.