Fina was my neighbor and friend. I told her I wanted to photograph her in the nude because I did not like the fact that from the moment that we see the effects of the passing of time our bodies are destined to be ignored and forgotten. Factors that cannot be modified (ageing, sickness and other life situations) determine the way we see each other and the way others see us. In spite of this, Fina always transmitted her courage, strength and independence even when things she always thought were assured began to crumble.
Ana Álvarez-Errecalde (ES) Fina (from LIFE series)
Ana Álvarez-Errecalde (ES)
Ana Álvarez-Errecalde was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina and currently lives in Spain. Her body of work includes the creation of art objects, photography, video and installation. She has exhibited at the CCCB - Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona, Feria Estampa in Madrid, European Women Lobby (Brussels), Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Spain´s Cultural Center in Buenos Aires (CCEBA) and Vzigalica Gallery, City of Women Festival Ljubljana, Slovenia among other places. Her work is part of private collections and has been published in catalogues, books and the international press. Her book of photography, titled Cesárea, másallá de la Herida (Caesarean, beyond the wound), edited by Ob Stare, has received excellent reviews at an international level. She has been selected to participate in numerous festivals and her artwork has received numerous awards. Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest (Kassel), The Tank (New York), MALBA (Buenos Aires), Videoformes (Clermont, France), Museum of Vojvodina (Novi Sad, Serbia), SFWMM (San Francisco), BCNVisualsound (Barcelona), REC Festival (Tarragona) and VAD Festival (Girona) have shown her documentary videos.