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Family Album

When I was born my parents were really happy.

They were very, very happy.

My parents thought I was wonderful.

They thought I was so wonderful.

My parents were happy that I was so wonderful.

My parents couldn’t believe I was so wonderful.

I was really, really wonderful.

My parents were so happy.

Family Album is a depiction of family relations and history, the roles we are given and the ones we take and adopt. It portrays the building and breaking down of an identity, a continuous process. Growth and pain, different role models and the heritage of the past generations become visible in the images.

Family Album is a series of four zines, with 60–80 pages each. They combine old family photographs, passport photos, photo booth and mobile phone images, childhood drawings and text by using collage technique. 

In the zines same images and elements are recycled in various forms and contexts. Different signs, shapes and symbols are used in order to create space for associations and new meanings. The aim is to follow children’s logic and to combine something light and heavy, funny and serious in the images.