Published by Setanta Books in October 2023, MADRE is Marisol Mendez's first photobook. This format has allowed her to consolidate the nature of the series and include a large number of portraits (both documentary and staged), still lifes, landscapes, analogue and digital images and archival materials, which broaden the complex study of femininity in Bolivia.

Holding MADRE for the first time, passing the pages, feeling and smelling the paper felt surreal. There was an enamoured sigh, the recognition of a dream come true, a vision embodied. I wouldn’t say this is the final form of the project as I consider that something like MADRE will only continue to grow and transform. However, it did feel like reaching a horizon.

-Marisol Mendez

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