Identity and Place

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February 2017

Memory and the gaze

This exercise ask for choosing a subject a take a series of picture where the gaze plays the role to establish a relationship between the subject, the viewer and the photographer, that in opinion that Jonathan Schroeder it’s a relationship of power: the gazer is superior to the object of the gaze. Continue reading “Memory and the gaze”


Insider (and II)

Last 3th of February I made a first attempt to become an insider of one of the most traditional festive celebrations in my city, and which I had never attended. I tried to put myself in the position of an insider, but I clearly did not get it and all I did was keep out of the events, limiting myself to photographing what caught my attention. What did not work correctly? Continue reading “Insider (and II)”

Insider (I)

Photography as a predatory act. This is an extended practice among all the photographers, to which, at a certain extent, all of us have succumbed at any time or at least felt the temptation to do so. I myself once witnessed a scene in which a “street photographer” was trying to photograph a beggar, indifferent to the energetic protests of the poor man. Continue reading “Insider (I)”


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