The Art of Instant Photography > Vera Saldivar de Lira

manipulated round frame edition black and white and color instant film.

by chemically destroying pictures of familiar people and comforting places, the project depicts living with agoraphobia and the desire to break that safe environment created by being held in a closed space. the pictures were injected with various chemical substances as a way for healing a condition that could get worse by living in the same safe environment, watching the same images one time after another. as a result, new landscapes are created looking alike to hostile, chaotic, unexplored planets.

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