What is it like to be in a relationship and be constantly separated from your lover? ‘Fragments’ is a long-term black and white series in which Giulia Berto explores how it feels to be together and apart as lovers. The long waits, the longing to be reunited, the special moments along with the anxiety of an imminent separation. Moving across four countries, ‘Fragments’ is a story of a chase, a love letter slowly unfolding across the sea.
Three cities, four countries, two continents. The starting point in London then New York - her adopted home, Dublin - John’s homeland in Ireland and Italy, where she grew up. These are the emotional landscapes of a tale of love and trust, friendship, separation and reunion.
The project is created with a 35mm Yashica film camera and shot on black and white Ilford HP5 Plus 400 film.
Giulia Berto is an Italian visual artist based in Dublin, Ireland. She is a graduate of the International Center of Photography in New York and holds an MSc in Evolution of Animal and Human Behaviour and a BSc in Biology from the University of Turin and Padua.
Her photographic work explores intimate spaces and personal stories. Anchored to domestic or natural landscapes her images encourage viewers to consider human narratives that revolve around everyday objects. She adopts a long-form approach for her work and her medium of choice is analogue photography, both in small and large format.
She has lived in London and New York City and her photographs have gained international recognition. More recently, her series Fragments was included in the Photography on A Postcard exhibition (London, 2017), Circulation(s) Festival (Paris, 2018) and premiered in Ireland in a solo show at The Darkroom (Dublin, 2019). Her work has won various awards and has been featured in Black+White Photography, the British Journal of Photography and the HuffingtonPost amongst other publications.
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