Her Take: To Be Us

To Be Us

Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Raising children to become happy, emotionally intelligent, empathetic grown ups can be hard work. For widowers, whose children have lost their mother, the challenges are even greater. Does one have to become both the father and the mother in one person? How do fathers in this role exhibit their feminine side? Their masculine side?

In this series Ilvy Njiokiktjien photographs widowers and their children in the hope of shedding light on both the challenges these families face, and also the new bond that forms between the fathers and their children.