Six years ago, the photographer lost her brother to sudden cardiac death. Sarah’s world collapsed and changed within a second. From that day on, grief has accompanied her. But when her brother passed away, he gave her the gift of perceiving life differently. He has taught Sarah to be fearless, and to embrace what is to come.
At his funeral, a small robin flew around the family, and since then, birds recall a memory of her brother. A month after his death she found out she was pregnant.
Transcending between her chosen home-country, Argentina, and her native Germany, this work undoes distance, freely moving between time, seasons, countries, and space. As part of a fragile ecosystem, nature becomes the connection. After three early pregnancy losses, the pregnancy of Sarah’s second child was accompanied by doubt and fear, but she learned how to listen to her body and trust that everything was going to be alright. Her son was born during a full moon and a thunderstorm, followed by a major flood in Germany. Post-partum comes with immense joy, but also isolation and sadness, feelings that interchange at high-speed. One tries to find a new place in the world, searching to be reborn as well.
Photo copyright: © Sarah Pabst