Kaitlin Maxwell is a 23 year old photographer from Florida. She is currently residing in Connecticut, where she’s working on her masters degree at Yale School of Art. She received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2016. Kaitlin’s work focuses on her attempt to better understand human connection and the dynamic that is created between individuals in relationships, of any kind. She is currently photographing her experience in trying to understand her sexuality and identity through her relationship with her mother and grandmother.
This is an ongoing series about my grandmother, mother, and myself, and the unique dynamic that exists between the three relationships. I have allowed myself to see my mother not only as my mother but also as a daughter. This insight has opened up a side of vulnerability in these women that I was unable to see before until I began studying them as they are and how they interact. My grandmother has taught me a lot about what it means to be a woman and she has never been ashamed of embracing her sexuality. Through photographing these two women, a sort of catalyst began to occur and I found myself questioning if I, too, was capable of possessing the qualities I have always admired of my grandmother and mother. While I thought photographing them would provide me with insight into the woman I am, it has made me realize there is so much more to my identity and sexuality that I am unaware of. Through exploring three generations of unique female perspectives while trying to understand my own, I have found myself immersed in an ongoing journey of self-exploration.
To view more of Kaitlin’s work please visit her website.