My daughter Rose: she is of me, like me, and more than me. The ways in which we resemble one another outwardly are echoed in the ways we resemble each other inwardly, each similarity and difference a conversation that carries on between us moment by moment – sometimes unspoken and sometimes shouted at the top of our lungs. In my relationship with Rose I see my relationship with myself more clearly. I see my past relationship with my mother, which was sundered by my tumultuous teen years. So much of this mother/daughter relationship is built on unending transition. As she grows into womanhood, I grow into middle age. I feel my own insignificance looming on the horizon. And while I know she will pull away from me, I want to make sure she comes back as my best friend.
Angela Douglas Ramsey is a mother, teacher, student and daughter. Angela spent a year living out of her car slowly migrating from Mexico to Washington visiting every famous surf spot and documenting her experience. She has lived in eastern Virginia her entire life. From an early age, she has had a passion for documenting life through the lens of a camera. She believes art resides in the fleeting moments of everyday life. She documents her family’s story and explores identity through self portraits, she also focuses on environmental issues in her hometown of Norfolk, Va. Angela has been featured in multiple magazines, won numerous awards and exhibitions.
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