Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.


Jul 11, 2019 - Ali Kate Cherkis

These images show my friend Isadora during her first and second pregnancies. Through her and my friend Julia, I truly learned about selflessness and the raw tenderness of new motherhood. My understanding of the role shifted during those early, sleepless days, and my respect grew tenfold. 


I made these photographs from a place of deep love and admiration. This work has not always been met with the same feeling once I’ve put it online, though I firmly believe that this sentiment will shift in our lifetime. For now, I’d like to continue to make images that normalize and celebrate the female body and motherhood– to honor the power and strength and magic of women in our ability to create and nourish and love.