Geraldo de Barros at the Paris Photo Fair

Meaning ‘what remains’, Sobras is an ongoing  series (1996 – )  made from collages of old negatives on glass plates.  De Barros scratches, draws, cuts and pastes onto the negatives.  By doing so, he revisits his old images and memories, cutting and splicing things he can no longer recall, revitalising the missing parts of his memory.

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This particular image grabbed my attention because of its apparent destruction by ripping – a technique I experimented with in the Positions and Practice module.