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'mother series' by Jennifer Georgescu

© 2021 Cornel/Henry Art

The Cornel/Henry Art is pleased to present 'mother series' by Jennifer Georgescu, a San Diego based photographer and mother. 


Jennifer Georgescu (BFA, Watkins College of Art) is a photographer and mother based in San Diego. With a background in painting and photographic arts, she utilizes medium format film photography, installation, and digital technology. Her work describes instinctual aspects of humanity correlating to and differing from societal structuring. Her projects analyze dualisms in language, relationships, mythologies and control. 

Jennifer Georgescu is part of the Photolucida 2019 Critical Mass Top 200, the 2019 recipient of the John Chervinsky Scholarship of Griffin Museum of Photography, and the 2019 recipient of the William Male Foundation Award.  Recent exhibitions include the Baldwin Photographic Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Center for Fine Art Photography, and Vermont Center for Photography. Recent publications include Lenscratch, Aint Bad, Don’t Smile, the Missouri Review, Silvershotz, and SHUTR magazine.


'In 2015, I became a mother. I was prepared for the grueling labor and sleepless nights, but the loss of my sense of self came as a surprise. I had no time to think, and I began to feel like a shell of a person. My early days of motherhood were alienating and awful as well as sentimental and dear. I began to see myself as defined only by a relationship. I felt that my son was an appendage of myself; the embodiment of self and other. It was hard to accept that he was a growing, changing person while I was to remain forever split. When he is near my thoughts are entangled around him and when I am away I cannot seem to be the person I was before. A child is how we remain on Earth; they are our legacies. As I see my son grow I feel my time begin to speed up; I feel my decay. When we think about birth we must realize our death. Motherhood is precious and raw; wonderful and dark.' - Jennifer Georgescu

Purchase her prints here.

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