“Winter Storm” from the series Trust Your Struggle, 2010.
Copyright Qiana Mestrich.
In conjunction with the upcoming Fast Forward: Women In Photography conference at which I’m speaking, this week (September 21 – 26, 2015) I have the opportunity to share my work during a takeover of the @womeninphoto Instagram account.
During my takeover I will post images from ongoing photography work documenting my life and family. The first 10 images I’ll be sharing are little vignettes from a series titled, Trust Your Struggle chronicling the months after I gave birth to my son Winston who’s now five. Later this week I’ll be sharing images and official texts from a new series which traces my husband’s journey from orphanhood to fatherhood.
Please do follow the @womeninphoto Instagram in support of women in photography everywhere and be sure to check out the other photographer takeovers.
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