Photos taken by first-time contributor Fleur Alston, a 42-year-old mother of a daughter who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks. It makes her feel helpless as a parent to see her daughter suffer from very low self-esteem brought on by a severe bout of bullying she encountered when she was younger. Fleur wants to help her daughter see how beautiful she is through her photography.
About these photos: “This piece of work is entitled ‘Between.’ It is in essence about my daughter’s transition from child to women, the water comes to signify that strange place between. Adolescence can be both a time of wonder and magic but equally despair and crippling self doubt controlled by or tainted by the constraints of peer groups, family and society. The work is concerned with both the vicissitude and quietus of adolescence as well as the anticipation and joy.“