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Jordanna Kalman

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The loss of a family member can be absolutely devastating, hitting everyone differently and leaving a lasting mark on those affected. When New York-based photographer Jordanna Kalman’s mother died suddenly, she found herself unable to continue with her previous work, instead turning to focus on absence, independence and loneliness. Her series Invisible consists of female nudes, but all the figures portrayed are either missing their head or fading almost completely away. The images seem like something seen in a bad dream, hazy and confusing, representing Kalman’s own feelings of absence. Distinctly feminine, the manipulated photographs remind the artist of the bond she had with her mother and act as a reminder that, now gone, her mother will no longer be able to see any of Kalman’s future work.