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Alejandro Guijarro

MA work

My work examines spatial relations in photographic representation, exploring what photography is still allowed and able to do. I have been making contradictory and paradoxical images, where the boundaries of the photographic image break down. The images imply a tension that goes back and forth between what can be seen and what can be understood, creating a simultaneous sense of appearance and disappearance. By undermining our recognisable modes of perception, I am questioning the solidity and the authority of the photographic image and its ability to refer to reality and truth.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2010

  • My work examines spatial relations in photographic representation, exploring what photography is still allowed and able to do. I have been making contradictory and paradoxical images, where the boundaries of the photographic image break down. The images imply a tension that goes back and forth between what can be seen and what can be understood, creating a simultaneous sense of appearance and disappearance. By undermining our recognisable modes of perception, I am questioning the solidity and the authority of the photographic image and its ability to refer to reality and truth.

  • Degrees

  • BA, Graphic Design, Escuela de Arte de Madrid N10, Spain, 2004
  • Exhibitions

  • ARSEP, Christie's, Paris, France, 2009; Dream, Candid Arts Trust, London, 2008; ITS#SEVEN, International Talent Support, Trieste, Italy, 2008
  • Awards

  • Finalist, Man Group Photography Prize, 2010; First prize, Villiers David Photography Award, 2009; Finalist, International Talent Support Photo Award, 2008