Title: Looking for My Daughters
Photographs and texts: Sonia Lenzi
Editing and design: Sonia Lenzi
Graphic design: Sara Murroni
Editorial supervision: Giulia Brivio and Caterina De Pietri
Edition: 250 copies
Dimensions: 23 x 16 cm
Publisher: Artphilein Editions, Lugano
Year of publication: 2022
A book of love and worries.
“All of a sudden my daughters grew up and disappeared from my life: not physically, but emotionally. So I could not help them as I would have liked, or protect them against the violence that it is so present and perceivable in our lives.”
Sonia Lenzi portrays the young women she met walking along the Regent’s Canal, London, and with them the fears of a mother who sees her daughters become adult women, precisely in these years characterized by uncertainty and evolution.
A mother can teach everything she knows and prepare her daughters to the fullest to cope with difficulties, but transmitting the experience and awareness of the dangers of the world is more complicated. The challenge of facing obstacles, is made even more insurmountable often just because you are women, especially in these times of climate change, pandemic, sexism, discrimination, economic and political instability and, in England, the effects of Brexit.