What's Left Behind
What’s Left Behind is an autobiographical narrative I began creating after my mother’s passing as a means to contemplate, unpack, and sort through her legacy–seeking to discover not only who my mother was, but also what motherhood is, and who I am now without her.
Using the past as a point of reference for navigating and giving meaning to the present, these photographs represent moments in which I am confronted by my mother’s presence and her loss, sometimes simultaneously. Some moments are deeply personal and specific, others universally relatable meant to invite the viewer in as a witness, provoking personal associations. Through my photographic practice, I render the intangible yearning I feel for lost places— both physical and emotional—to which I can no longer return into a more tangible visual language, making visible what is often unseen.
© Sage Brousseau Photography