New York-based photographer Marisa Chafetz reflected on her own childhood by using photography medium.
Presented photo series, titled We are Ugly but We Have the Music is an attempt to make peace with present. In order to achieve such a state of mind, Marisa went back to her oldest memories and made a determination to understand their impact on her current life situation. Project We are Ugly but We Have the Music is a beautiful visual narration, symbolising Marisa’s personal reflection in the mirror.
"I had an idyllic upbringing, I grew up in a commune of sorts, with three moms and three dads, and seven brothers and sisters. Our story is serendipitous, unlikely, and beautiful. I relive my memories like reading a novel, as if our past might still be taking place in the present in some alternate universe. In recent years, our family has fallen apart in monumental ways. We mourned losses one after another, as if the tragic momentum was unstoppable. I grew up knowing that falling backwards would mean two dozen hands, outstretched to catch me, and
suddenly falling means descending into cold, empty air,” shared her personal story Marisa.