Honorable Mention TOKYO-2018 Fine Art / Portrait

La Vida Secreta De Las Piedras

  • Photographer
    Leticia Bernaus
  • Technical Info
    B&w Pigment Print, 12x18” (each One)
  • Photo Date

Ruins are physical memories of a territory through history. These fragments refer to past, present and future at the same time: as an oxymoron, they confirm their persistence, they verify their futility. They grasp a biography. This photographic series stages the materialistic conception that sees a continuity between all elements. The portrait of a human being is not more important, or relevant, than the portrait of a stone. "La vida secreta de las piedras" matches hierarchies: geology and culture become equivalent.

Leticia Bernaus b. 1982, Villa María, Argentina.Leticia Bernaus is a visual artist from Argentina living and working in Chicago. She has a Bachelors degree in Filmmaking from the Universidad del Cine (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Her book of photographs and a personal essay “Zoobiografía” was published in 2015. Her work has been exhibited in Argentina, Brazil, United States, Spain, England and Italy. Bernaus is a graduate student in the Master of Fine Arts in Photography program (expected 2019) and recipient of the University Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.