The "Unspoken Conversations" Between Mothers and Daughters: Photographs by Rania Matar

Nada and Kristy, Beirut Lebanon, 2014 by Rania Matar

Nada and Kristy, Beirut Lebanon, 2014 by Rania Matar

Rania Matar began pursuing photography because she wanted to capture better photographs of her children. But a few photo classes led to a new career and passion for the field. Her work has continued to be influenced by her role as a mother and her projects have evolved with the aging of her children and herself.

In her recent series, "Unspoken Conversations", Matar photographs mother-daughter pairs both in the US and in Lebanon, where she was born. Many of the images portray the pair standing side-by-side gazing at the camera. The quiet and intense looks invite the viewer to look for the similarities and differences between the two women. We aren't looking in on a candid interaction between the two, but still beyond those surface details one can begin to imagine the bonds that connect these women in their mother-daughter relationship. 

To learn more about Rania Matar visit her website at raniamatar.com.