Magnum Photos’ Lua Ribeira will talk about her photobook Subida al Cielo (Ascent into Heaven), published by Dalpine. This is Lua’s first monograph and features five series created between 2016 and 2020. In each body of work presented in the book, Lua uses photography to create spaces of encounter and collaboration that can transcend structural separations.
While the work is informed by its relation to historical documentary photography and representation, Lua often uses theatricality as a strategy to transgress prevailing political dimensions and partially remove the context in which she has become immersed. The pictures aim to deconstruct the purely documentary image and enter a space where the influence of mythological, archetypal and religious imagery resonates, especially in the representation of the human struggle.
Subida al Cielo (Ascent into Heaven) is published by Dalpine, 2023.
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