From Alexxa Gotthardt’s article “These Photographs Capture the Joy and Pain of Pregnancy” for Artsy, featuring work by seven artists, including Manjari Sharma:
Over five months between 2016 and 2017, Manjari Sharma and Irina Rozovsky engaged in a call-and-response project, sharing photos taken on their iPhones. (The project was commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the exhibition “Talking Pictures,” in which a curator commissioned camera-phone conversations between duos of artists.) During this visual exchange, they discovered they were both pregnant—with due dates just three weeks apart. The resulting images show glimpses of their daily lives (a trip to the Women’s March; food strewn across a kitchen table) as well as the realities of pregnancy (growing bodies; doctor visits).