By Hannah Schenker
The bond that some grandparents have with their grandchild is unique, and contains such tenderness and beauty. The connection is usually free from the stresses and sleep deprivation that primary parenting brings with it, meaning it travels more along lines of pure enjoyment.
Sujata Setia is an internationally acclaimed newborn, child and family photographer based in London, UK, and in this series she captures this unique bond, between grandparent and grandchild. The photographs have a kind of timeless quality, a bit like paintings, with their natural light and soft colours.
“I started this project from a very sacred space in my heart,” Setia says. “I started supporting a charity named Contact the Elderly here in UK and hosted tea parties for elderlies who live alone. The more I met them and heard stories of how they have never met their own grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the more I felt the urge to create this series. As part of this initiative, I feel so honoured to say that I have managed to make some grandparents and great-grandparents actually meet their grandbabies for the first time. It has been truly overwhelming and fulfilling in a way that I cannot even express in words.”