2011–2014, Completed, Ready for Exhibition


Carolyn is a collection of portraits of Siegfried’s mother taken during her ninety-eighth and ninety-ninth years, culminating in her 100th birthday. Suffering from dementia for the last four years of her life, Siegfried’s mother possessed extraordinary beauty and an impressive will to live. Elizabeth’s intention in making these portraits was to celebrate the light that shone, although often dimly, as she caught poignant glimpses of her mother’s day-to-day struggles and frustrations in contrast with occasional displays of childlike pleasure.

Siegfried’s mother died on Mother’s Day 2014, four months after her 100th birthday.

Project Images

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10 archival pigment prints

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Elizabeth Siegfried Photography

All images on the website are available for purchase, with select images available as platinum prints.

All images are made in editions of 10. Prices range from $600 to $2500 USD, depending on edition, size and medium (archival digital print or platinum print).

If you are interested in purchasing a print from this feature project, please contact Elizabeth at