A social photography project ‘A Present’ is collaboration between two Lithuanian artists: jeweler Giedre Duoble and photographer Ugne Henriko. The photographs explore the complex relationships between women of different generations through the presents given by grandmothers to their granddaughters.
Photography project‘s approach to capture gifts as symbols offers a deeply personal reflection of the values that have been passed between generations for eternity. “The project is about presents that are intended to be kept forever.”, said Giedre Duoble, founder of jewelry brand 57 Edges, “These photos capture the symbols of eight different timeless relationships. I love the idea that my jewelry designs could one day form a link between two generations and contribute to keeping family values alive.”
Photographer Ugne Henriko explored a similar theme in her earlier project ‘Mother and Daughter’, where she replicated the pictures her mother took when she was the same age as Ugne; the photos were published in ‘The Guardian’ and ‘Huffington Post’. It was this wish to talk about the relationships between generations that inspired the two artists to create a project together.
Singer Dovile Filmanaviciute (‘Miss Sheep’) received textiles woven by her grandmother Stanislava
Jeweler Giedre Duoble with her grandmother Regina and her present – a “Singer” sewing machine
Fashion designer Milda Cergelyte received a box of buttons from her grandmother Vida
Actress Toma Vaskeviciute received a handbag her grandmother used to wear
TV presenter Laima Kybartiene with her granddaughters Auguste and Kotryna and their present – a jewellery box
TV presenter Bernadeta Lukosiute gave her granddaughter Vilte a chair made by her great-grandfather. Vilte likes to do her homework sitting on that chair
Graphic designer Goda Jackute received a necklace made from black amber that her grandmother Elena wore on her wedding day
Ona Ceslava gave an old stove to her granddaughter, actress Aiste Lasyte
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