Internationally renowned photographer Annie Wang, from Taipei City, Taiwan, decided early on that the stereotypical image of mother and child wasn’t going to work for her. "My artistic strategies are based on self-representation," Annie told Bored Panda. "In the world of mothers where everything is hidden, the best way to speak out is through the strategy of self-representation, to express various parts of the self. I, as a woman and a mother, have tried to actively create my own self, instead of being passively interpreted by a male artist, as is traditional."
来自中国台湾台北市的国际知名摄影师Annie Wang很早就决定，那种传统的亲子照不是自己想要的。“我的艺术是基于对自我表现的反映“她告诉Bored Panda，“在母亲的世界里，很多东西都被隐藏着，把它说出来的最好办法是通过自我的表现，把自己的各个部分都表现出来。我作为一个女人和母亲，想要创造自己的生活，而不是遵循传统，被动地由一个男艺术家来诠释我自己。“
She sees motherhood as a long and complex journey, one that needn’t be solely about sacrifice and selflessness. She sees parallels between motherhood and her work as an artist, creating something new and nurturing it through various stages of existence. "The Mother is like an artist doing her work while calling upon her own wisdom," she explains.
Her series ‘The Mother As A Creator' is an attempt to represent the fusion of artist and mother, portraying her and her son in various layers as he grows up. "Here I take a family photograph each year of my son and myself, and then the next year, take another image of us in front of the previous picture," she explains.
The results are incredible and have touched many hearts around the world. Her now 18-year-old son is proud and happy to have grown together with his mother’s incredible art, and will continue to do so in the future!
2001 – The day before I was due to give birth
2002 – Pressing the camera shutter together
2003 – My son’s leg was in plaster
2004 – Celebrating Christmas
2005 – Setting up the exhibition
2006 – Working hard
2010 – Moving and uncertain
2011 – Making dreams
2014 – At the same height
2018 – Arguing for freedom