The bond between a mother and her daughter is one of the most profound human connections to exist. They understand each other’s emotions better than anybody else. Mothers and Daughters exist as oblique mirrors of each other. 

Minha Querida depicts the powerful bond created between a mother and her daughter and the impact they have on each other. I cannot think of anyone who I relate to more closely; my mom is a part of me and who I am. All my life, I have been told that I am just like my Mom but to me, we have many differences that make us the individuals we are. This series celebrates the ways in which my Mom influences my life while still exploring what makes us unique. 

“Minha Querida” means “My Dear” in Portuguese using the feminine conjugation that the English language does not have. The title captures the essence of womanhood within itself, a prominent theme carried throughout the series. Minha Querida captures the dynamic within a Mother-Daughter relationship that speaks to womanhood on an intimate and generational level. 

Minha Querida is meant to highlight the importance of those relationships you share unconditional love with. Unconditional love is like an infallible trust and sense of safety that is a powerful and precious thing to share with another person. It is these types of relationships that ground us in the times when we are lost. This series is an appreciation of these relationships where love is being offered freely.

Sabrina Dewes


Sabrina Dewes is a Latina-Canadian photographer and visual storyteller based in Toronto. Her work is known for exploring themes of identity, human experience and fashion, showcasing a deep appreciation for portraiture and narrative visualization. Sabrina uses photography as an outlet for self-expression and creative thinking to capture her ideas and perception of the world around her. Through her lens, she intends to display her passion and creativity of the world in hopes that it will resonate with people alike and conjure inspiration.