Erica & I by Amy Powell


Amy Powell created the series ‘Erica & I’, documenting her life with her much younger half-sister Erica. Her images are intimate and sensitive. The project will also be available as a book soon.

Amy Powell states: “When my mother gave birth to my half-sister Erica, I was twenty years old. Sitting in the hospital room with my camera, she made giving birth look easy. I photographed as Erica made her way into the world, cut her umbilical cord myself, and was the very first to hold her. In that moment, I gave her a name she inevitably didn’t get to keep. And she peed on me.
Ever since, having a much younger sibling has given me the unique experience of observing the way in which I may have been raised. Photographing Erica has become a window into my own elusive childhood.”

All images © Amy Powell

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