Unopened is part of the work historia, memoria y silencios.
“It is all in the past” said my mother when she let me know she had thrown away all family slides. I was able to recover only one small box containing some negative cans, slides wrapped in small packages, tiny pieces of paper. Some slides were loose – which I photographed leaving most details out of focus- others were wrapped in small packages, which I decided to keep unopened. Among silences, secrets and oblivions there are stories, through them we can write and rewrite our own past. And, with it, our identity.
historia, memoria y silencios is Guillén Vaschetti’s first book, published by Schilt Publishing, 2011 (Netherland) and by Postcard Edizioni, 2012 (Italy). The book was distinguished by PhotoEspaña and PDN as one of the best books of the year.
As photographs they have been widely exhibited in South America, Europe as well as in the United States, Russia, Israel and China.
Articles and texts about this series were published in:
Harper’s Magazine [US], Afterimage [US], Photo Review [US], PDN [US], Chinese Photography [China], The Independent on Sunday [UK], The Sunday Times [UK], Página 12 [Argentina], Photonews [Germany].
1920 x 1080 px
2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina
English and Spanish Edition
Size: 23,5 cm x 20 cm. Pages: 80
Distributed by Thames & Hudson Ltd and by Ingram
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@2011, Lorena Guillén Vaschetti, Buenos Aires
@2011, Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam