” Mother ” consists of 18 photographs dedicating to my absent mother. Absence is a form of presence. Since my mother passed away, I went back to China and found 14 mothers who are my mother’s relatives and close friends. I bought a pair of floral embroidered traditional Chinese shoes to each mother as a gift, because my mother always loved it. We took photographs together while each mother wears the shoes and i wear the mother’s cloth.
Chun Hua Catherine Dong thanks the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for its financial support
Photo credit: Zeng Jin Wen