Alessandra Sanguinetti

Referenced on p38 of the course notes – “The adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of their Dreams”, accessed here – https://www.magnumphotos.com/arts-culture/alessandra-sanguinetti-the-adventures-of-guille-and-belinda-and-the-enigmatic-meaning-of-their-dreams/

I had come across a couple of these images before, in the BJP, including The Models, but was entranced by the whole series.

I like the near complete absence of adults and the complete absence of boys. The colour palette is beautiful, somewhere between medieval illuminated manuscripts (especially the red top in The Necklace) and Evgenia Arbugaeva’s Tiksi (except slightly warmer). I find that the issue of whether the images are “true” or not largely slips my mind, they have their own story and for me that is enough. I don’t require my reading to be always “true”, nor do I require this in the photographs that I look at. It reminds me a bit of Alice, if Alice were cousins.

 

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2 thoughts on “Alessandra Sanguinetti

  1. Catherine October 29, 2017 / 9:49 am

    Yes – there is something very appealing about them even though some of them are obviously staged. The second series is different with less of the ‘dreaming’ and more of the reality of their lives as they’ve become older. One of the interviews refers to the two series as being similar to Michael Apted’s television documentary following a group of then seven year olds into adulthood.

    • Kate October 29, 2017 / 11:50 am

      I didn’t find the second series! I will look it up, thank you.

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