Lorena Guillen Vaschetti on Exploring Her Family’s Past Through Found Photo Slides

May 14, 2012

By Conor Risch

© Lorena Guillén Vaschetti

Lorena Guillén Vaschetti re-photographed her grandparents' slides using a light table and macro lens, changing the focus of the images and altering their meaning.

Lorena Guillén Vaschetti’s book historia, memoria y silencios (history, memory and silences), which was recently published by Schilt, explores in a very personal way what viewers can read in photographs and what remains unreadable, and how what we leave behind in pictures shapes history and memory. The project started with a rescue. The slide photographs Vaschetti’s grandparents made were in...

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