Safe Hugs- Cuddle Curtain- Hug Curtain- Power of Hug

March 23, 2021

International Women’s Day- Cuddle Curtain

Just like every other year, this 8 March I have decided to dedicate it to women, their stories, and emotions. A single day is not enough for women. But for me, it’s important that on this day I can give them the importance and attention they deserve. To dedicate women to my projects and art. It’s a pleasure for me to dedicate this next project ‘Safe Hugs’ to women again, to those who make our days and lives easier and more beautiful.

We have had a very difficult year, not only for us but the whole world. Exactly a year ago our country would have the last days of total freedom. Since this virus has been in our days, weeks, months, and now in our whole year, life has become more difficult. We learned from the beginning that we should get used to living with it. But were we able to get used to it without each other’s hugs and kisses?

Cuddle Curtain-Portrait photos between two sisters
Cuddle Curtain-Portrait photos between two sisters

The hardest part of this year has absolutely been the social distancing from our loved ones. Someone didn’t want to put at risk their kids, someone their parents, and someone their grandparents. We tried really hard to live with virtual hugs, kisses, and love, but how much more can we endure without meeting our loved ones?

Safe Hugs Studio Photography

I have heard many stories this year, families that haven’t been reunited for a year now, children that have not met their parents for a long time, and many, many more. And while listening and also experiencing this distancing from my family, I decided to make this project that is very significant for me.

Inviting different people to join this project and meet their loved ones who they didn’t have the chance to meet this year because of the difficult situation. Photographing their lovely meeting and hugs, and sharing their emotions with everyone.

Safe Hugs- Mother and daughter photo studio portrait
Safe Hugs- Mother and daughter photo studio portrait

Exciting meetings between loved ones capture at the right moment. It’s amazing to reunite people that love each other, but without putting their lives at risk. Safe hugs with our parents, grandparents, children, friends, and any other person that we have missed this year.

Photography is art. Photos are memories. As I have said before photos create memories that you will keep forever.

It’s a difficult time for all of us, so through this project, I wanted to help people and get close to them. Take care of yourself and your loved ones. With a little patience and hope, these hugs will return to us very soon.

Photo studio portrait of a grandmother and her niece giving each other a hug
Photo studio portrait of a grandmother and her niece giving each other a hug

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