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amor de familia (Family Love) by lizette gonzalez

Photo Essay Description!

My goal for this photo project was to showcase the strong love that exists within my family and to show that small actions and small moments can truly mean so much. Even through the pandemic, my family has shown incredible resilience and I wanted to honor and showcase that through this project. I wanted to demonstrate the acts of love and kindness I see in my day-to-day life with my parents and sister. In my images, one can see how the adversity that COVID has brought to the world hasn’t stopped us from exploring, adventuring, helping one another, and maintaining the relationship we have as a family to nature and towards each other (safely). For those who will see my photographs, I hope that the emotions and thoughts they elicit are those of reflection and reliability because it’s important to realize how the importance of friends and family is to all of our lives and how their love is really what keeps us going strong.

the nursery

Due to my dad's job, gardening, going to the nursery and the world of plants and flowers have become a part of my family's lives.
Through these images, I wanted to showcase the acts of love that exist within my family whenever we go help him at the nursery.

mama y papa

Not only do my parents show their resilience and love that they have within each other, but their individual actions that they do for my family speak volumes too.

family adventures

Adventuring and exploring nature is also a big part of my family's lives and are moments that create so much joy and love for us.
Nature & Family

amor de hermanas

My sister and I have bonded so much more these past few months and through these images I wanted to showcase the contagious joy that she evokes and how much her spirit is an act of love to my family.

resilience, strength, hope

COVID-19 has changed the lives of the whole world and through these images I wanted to honor the strength and continous hope I saw from my family even through difficult moments. Wearing masks has become an incredible act of love for all and ourselves.

thank you so much for looking at my work and reading through!

Lizette Gonzalez

Lizette Gonzalez is a 16 year old sophomore at the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles. Some of her interests are photography, writing, politics and music. An important aspect of her life is how family oriented she is, since her family means a lot to her and is her source of inspiration and motivation. A great passion of hers is social justice, since advocating and helping people is a big part of her nature as a person. Therefore, her interest of study is in the realm of social justice, law and politics. Her goal in life is to help as many people as she can and to help create a better world for those who face adversity. Additionally, photography has become one of her favorite hobbies and she enjoys expressing herself and others through it. She loves to shoot with her family, in nature or to use photography as a tool to raise awareness about social issues. Her love towards her family and passion for social change is what pushes her to continue to step out of her comfort zone and to work hard for all her goals.