Contact Sheet 120: Alessandra Sanguinetti
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Light Work (February 14, 2003)
Alessandra Sanguinetti began photographing the two cousins four years ago when they were ten and nine years old. The images are made with their active participation and the artist considers them “a diary of the changes both of their bodies and their minds.” About the project Sanguinetti states, “It is my aim with this work to delve into Guille and Belinda’s psychological and physical transformations as they become women, and how their cultural environment will affect this maturing. I have attempted to interpret the ending of their childhood, by entering their imaginary spaces. The time when their dreams, fantasies and fears would fuse seamlessly with real day to day life are ending, and the photographs I have made intend to crystallize this rapidly disappearing very personal and free space.”
This catalogue includes an essay by Gary Hesse with a translation into Spanish.
Alessandra Sanguinetti has exhibited her work internationally and has won numerous prizes and awards for her photography, including: Guggenheim Fellowship 2000; National Fund for the Arts, Argentina; Buenos Aires Art Biennial, Argentina; and First Prize, National Hall for the Arts, Argentina. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Janet Borden Gallery, New York, NY; and the Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires.