Every Day is Mothers’ Day


Havana, Cuba

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
– Robert Browning

Bamiyan, Afghanistan
Tagong, Kham, Tibet
Mississippi, USA

It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?
– Mahatma Gandhi

Oaxaca, Mexico
Republic of Montenegro
Hong Kong, China

All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
– Abraham Lincoln

Lhasa, Tibet

Mother is the name for God in the lips
and hearts of little children. 

– William Makepeace Thackeray

Srinagar, Kashmir

Mother: the most beautiful word
on the lips of mankind.
—Kahlil Gibran

Tokyo, Japan
Paris, France 

Artists have been depicting the special bond between mothers and their children for hundreds of years.

Rybinsk, Russia 

Relationships can be difficult to describe, and sometimes an image tells the story better than words. One of the most powerful and unforgettable photos depicting a mother and her children in the history of photography is Dorothea Lange’s photograph of a destitute mother and her children taken in 1936.

Dorothea Lange said in an interview about the picture, “She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food. There she sat in that lean-to tent with her children huddled around her, and seemed to know that my pictures might help her, and so she helped me.” 

Sahel, Mali
Mumbai, India 
Kamdesh, Afghanistan

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law…
– Agatha Christie

Doris Mae Stevens McCurry holding Steve, Baltimore, MD

Music: Reverie by Scott Buckley