© Jessamyn Lovell, Family, 2003

from the series Catastrophe, Crisis and other Family Traditions

 

© Jessamyn Lovell, Klare Not Listening, 1999

from the series Catastrophe, Crisis and other Family Traditions

 

© Jessamyn Lovell, Mommy with phone, 1999
from the series Catastrophe, Crisis and other Family Traditions

 

“There is something about my family that brings me back. I just don’t want them to forget about me out here.
I keep photographing the same place, the same people again and again. Roll after roll goes through my camera and so many questions still go unanswered.
I can’t imagine my life without this project, but I can sense what it used to be is slipping away. I feel myself returning home only to find that everything’s changed.
I think back to when I lived there and took care of them. Now I have to take care of myself. This project keeps them with me.
When I return home, I become overwhelmed with how familiar it all is, even though so much has changed. I remember a piece of myself as soon as I walk through the door. I haven’t come back to photograph, not really. What I want is to be close to them.
I want to go home.”
Jessamyn Lovell

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