Western Unionis a project that addresses the reality of some immigrants who, once outside their country of origin, become responsible for earning the main financial income for their families. In Western Union I build a common ground between my own experience as an immigrant and those of other immigrants, using artistic funds as a means of redistributing wealth as a way of twisting the intricate ways in which our society functions. The project has been created on a collective basis in which the subjects have been able to decide how they want to be photographed and were paid for their contribution to the project. In my artistic approach I have deliberately decided to enlarge the photographs directly on canvas, using a light sensitive emulsion to avoid the hyperrealism of documentary photography thus addressing photography and storytelling.
Kültur Gemma Grantee 2019