La Casa de la Abuela is a photographic series that documents the intimate lives of my friend’s grandmothers. These images depict the relationships between all these families and how “the visit” has a cultural impact and importance to the grandmothers and to the visitors as well. With these photographs we can see how grandmothers have become a symbol of family union and how their homes have become a symbol of family time, a place to relax and eat well. This documentary also depicts the duality and tension between moments of integration between the grandmothers and the visitors, but also exclusion due to the generational gap.
“I remember during my childhood that visiting my grandparents during the weekends was the perfect excuse to share wonderful moments with my extensive family. To me, the weekends represented the days I could play with my cousins until late at night and watch my aunts and uncles play cards. What I remember the most is my grandparent´s laughter as if they were children themselves.”