Tracing the Mother Key Photo book

Photo book depicting homeless people and their environment.

Tracing the Mother Key front

Tracing the Mother Key honors the beauty of the homeless face. Spending almost a year with homeless people who live in an Amsterdam Salvation Army shelter project called Domus, Emily Kocken made portraits in her studio in the same high-rise. Building up a relationship of trust, a group of regular models developed, who actually invited her more and more into their rooms.