Silver 2017 Book / Fine Art

Alma

  • Prize
    Silver in Book/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Bea Zamora C.

This body of work is the result of my personal concerns in relation of my family background three generations back, specially on my father’s side where a lack of information exists on different matters, for example, my great grandmother’s name or family name and what was the cause of her death, among others. My interests fluctuate between the silence, the secrets and the lack of memory between the members of my family.In these images, 50 black and white diptychs, I try to convey a dialogue between light and darkness to represent the lack of family information and so to create another story; a recreation of the forgotten or silenced biographies of my grandparents and their parents, and therefore my own. This is a story which takes place in Palestinian territories, in Arabic language and under the Orthodox Catholic Church, and develops between wars, forced displacements and migrations which intertwine the melancholy and the solitude of a permanent alienation.