Family Photography: images that take place

Patricia Prieto Blanco

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibition


In a family archive, faded, blurry, overexposed photographs are likely to be found next to others of a higher aesthetic quality. If a ‘formal portrait is made, to permit us to look at the family, not into it, then what is being hidden? And from whom? Based on the method Fotobiografía developed by Fina Sanz, this visual exploration aims to give account of absences and hidden meanings located in a singular family archive regarding to a concrete disturbing experience, namely the dissimulation of drug abuse made by several members of my family.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCultural Typhoon 2011, Catalyst Arts Belfast
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2011
Eventother - Kobe Center for Overseas Migration and Cultural Interaction, Cultural Typhoon, 23rd and 24th July, 2011 Catalyst Art Gallery Belfast, "Little Kingdoms", 11th - 15th Sep. 2014.
Duration: 23 Jul 2011 → …


  • Photography
  • Family Photography
  • family relationships


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