• Photographer
    Deborah Sfez, Israel
  • Prize
    Bronze Winner in Fine Art/Collage

In my mother’s womb I arrived at my Homeland. From the side wall of her uterus, I heard the waves crashing. I, who was nothing but a five months’ old fetus, Floated in my private sea, enjoying the waves’ movement Inside and out, While she stood on the deck And her belly going up and down Underneath her lightweight dress. When I came into being I understood that I Have arrived At a foreign country And that its language, Was not My mother-tongue. starting with archival photos of my mother and I, these collages reconstruct my mother's torn identity of an immigrant leaving her family for homeland