Thursday, August 6, 2009

Open Wounds That Would Not Fade

Gustavo Germano's Exhibition Ausencias at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina
It's been a while since I've seen Ausencias (Absences), a sadly beautiful photo exhibition at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. The pictures of Gustavo Germano were touching, telling and full of tender melancholy. He is visualizing the everlasting absence of family members and friends that disappeared during the Argentine military dictatorship. In his portraits he reestablishes the situation of old family pictures and snapshots. The gaps generated by the desaparecidos outline the open wounds. Thereby he created an unique before and after gallery. The picture above is showing Gustavo Germano and his brothers then and now.
I certainly would recommend a visit to Gustavo's blog and his official website.

6 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Very moving and thought provoking photo!

Jacob said...

That's truly a powerful statement. No words needed! Wow!

Julie said...

Indeed. Produces an immediate emotional response.

That empty spot ...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Side by side like that the photos tell an instant sad story.

helsinkippusa said...

This year I haven't seen many photographs that would have really stopped me. Ausencias did. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Those dictators were trained in the infamous "School for the Americas".
They were trained in state coup, torture, propaganda and repression.

The same “institution”, in another name was behind the 2009 state coup in Honduras, and helped Chavez to try a (failed) state coup, which anyways destroyed the large democratic tradition of Venezuela…