Sulyn and her sisters, 2006 by Rob Walls

image of Sulyn and her sisters 2006 by Rob Walls

Artist's statement

Their mother is Italian, their father was Chinese. My wife and her sisters had not been together in the same room for eighteen years. Asked to photograph their reunion, I resolved to make a picture that would show their collective strength, while highlighting their individuality. I wanted the picture to reflect their combined life experience; to show their warmth, courage and pride, but also to reveal their vulnerability and humanity. That there be no distraction, I asked them to wear black and to do away with all adornment and makeup.