Essays

 

The North American Indian: Romance and Reality

Even today it is impossible to conceive the visual history of the American West without Edward Curtis’ ‘The North American Indian’, an ambitious project that documented the life and culture of eighty Native American peoples. Curtis spent thirty-seven years on the field where he photographed, documented, and sought to reconstruct life on the North American…

The Walk and the Path: Between Experience and Time

“The great philosophers and poets walked in order to be able to write and wrote in order to be able to walk, while walking and writing were synonymous acts.”Bates & Rhys-Taylor (2017) Although the current trend to value and place the walking methodologies at the forefront of the debate, not only in the context of…

Looking at the concepts of privacy, authorship and ownership in the age of social media

“C’est ce que je fais qui m’apprend ce que je cherche.”Pierre Soulages  Whether collectively or individually, in different forms and levels, we always have some difficulty in facing social and personal changes that imply a redefinition of visibility, privacy, memory, death, time, space, and everything else that social media currently challenges. We often use conceptual…

Framing

Over the past few years, in classes, lectures, and workshops, I am often approached to explain the principles behind the way I frame: “From so many options, why this one?” Much of the pleasure I get from photography comes essentially from the act of searching for the right vantage point and the most appropriate framing. Having…

A Statement

More than just showing, the aim is to make it visible. Over the past fifteen years, this body of work has always oscillated between two distinct scales: that of the urban landscape which is often the condensed history of the man-altered landscape, and that of detail which, decontextualized, invites to an expanded gaze. This work,…

1989

My father loved the visual arts but was unable to master any kind of artistic practice. He did, however, approach his shortcomings with humor and never let them stop him from showing me almost everything there was to see in the art world. Because of this, he continually motivated me to try new things and…