Allegra Martin: AM

About This Project


Photography isolates fragments of reality and consecrates them as an eternal present, which is constantly renewed every time the image is viewed. Photographs are, by their very nature, ambiguous and suspended; they do not reproduce reality, but mystify it, alter it, offering a partial or selective version that contains, however, much more than what is visible. A photograph is a reservoir of possibilities, a space for projection. Every photograph is a mystery. I met A.M. at the bus stop. I photographed her in her garden. Adolescence is a phase of life that hangs in suspension between the recent past and the imagined future. The series evokes an intimate space and suspended time, the present, which evokes temptation to identify one with the other, to rediscover what has been lost and what still has not been.

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Allegra Martin

MACRO, XIV edition