Friday, November 16, 2012

Photo Friday: Marina Font

Marina Font studied design, sculpture, and photography at the Escuela de Artes Visuales Martin Malharro, Argentina. She moved to the United States in 1996. In the summer of 1998 she studied photography at Speos Ecole de la Photographie in Paris . She earned a MFA in Photography from Barry University, 2009. She was awarded “Best in Show” at The Museum of Florida Art, Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Grant Finalist, 2012, ArtSlant 5th Showcase Winner,  and Photoclucida’s Critical Mass Finalist, 2012.  Marina Font lives and works in Miami Beach with her husband and three kids.
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Women have been, for generations, the keepers of the culture, bearing tradition on their shoulders. As an immigrant woman myself, I think of memories as the foundation of the human mind, and a recurrent place to go when re-defining our identities. 
Although the wardrobe with its drawers filled with the mute tumult of memories is not always open; certain objects, a song, a poem or even a particular scent, have the ability to conjure them back. I photograph objects that evoke a particular place or personal history to explore ideas about identity: gender, territory, language and memory. 
The immigrant memories, more associated with a distant place, "there and then", establish a dialog with traditions of the adopted homeland, "here and now", thus attaining a new significance, exploring the contrast across boundaries. 

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