Miriam Dubinsky of Clifton is hoping mothers of all walks of life will relate to her Hoboken photography exhibit. Motherhood Connection” features a selection of photographs of families in Bergen and Essex counties on display at the Hoboken Library from July 5 through the end of the month.
“The focus of the exhibit is to capture the connection of mothers with their children,” said Dubinsky, a mother of nine who gave birth to a baby girl last week.
“From what clients have told me, nobody thinks that they’re perfect but at the same time, everyone thinks motherhood is beautiful and meaningful.”
Dubinsky’s camera was her best friend growing up in Moldova. She comes from of a small family and was one of two children, always longing for more playmates.
Not much has changed for Dubinsky, who is rarely without a camera or a baby —whether it’s her own or someone else’s.
“I got more into photography when I became a mom,” Dubinsky said. “I wanted pictures of my kids and it naturally progressed from there.”
Dubinsky began promoting her business in 2013 and predominantly takes photographs of Northern New Jersey and New York City families.
She is a newborn and family lifestyle photographer, traveling to clients homes and offering sessions in her natural-light studio in Clifton.
All of the pictures in her exhibit, however, share a common theme.
“It’s about the relationship that a mother has with her child,” she said. “That way, moms can look at the pictures and identify themselves.
"Motherhood is beautiful and challenging, and everyone has their own struggles.”