2020 — Los Angeles, California
About this series
Jill Beth Hannes’ work investigates representations of Motherhood through media and family archives in an attempt to understand her own relationship in how she cultivates her identity within Motherhood. How is our relationship to motherhood tangled in the layers of hidden pain and repressed history of not only our constructed family archive but the archive of mothers in the media. The finalisation of the image fixes our memories of mothers holding babies and smiling while the truth lies like a shadow in the light of the negative.
Her work also focuses on understanding how we view and critique trauma while finding the space to share vulnerable stories in a medium that is built on constructing truths. Using elements of cinema by creating film stills and sets she explores the way in which we can own our truth in the creation of our own fixed reality.
Jill Beth Hannes is a visual artist based in North Carolina. She received her MFA at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2021.
Jill Beth Hannes’ recently had her first solo show at FotoFilmic Gallery, Vancouver BC, juried by Todd Hido. Her work has been shown around the world including GUP, VICE and The Annenberg Space for Photography in LosAngeles. Hannes graduated from The Academy of Art University in 2010 with a BFA in photography.