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Photographer and Mother Documents The Bond Between Two Sisters

Photographer and mother, Anna Larson captured the bond of her two daughters: Semenesh, her adoptive daughter from Ethiopia, and Haven in her photography series, “Barely Different.” Tender and heart-felting, Larson began photography her daughters when Semenseh was three-and-a-half yrs old and Haven, one-and-a-half-year-old. The sisters became instantly inseparable. 

Taken in black and white, Larson dearly hopes that her images depict her daughters’ kinship as opposed to their differences. She tells my My Modern Met:

“When we grow beside another, our similarities bloom. It’s not skin that makes us different, or that causes separation and distance…no, it’s lack of unity. Two souls birthed on the opposite sides of the world, were brought close through adoption, and their bond is great because of unity. It’s opened my eyes to the potential we have to love and accept one another as brothers and sisters, just as they do.”