La signature de la photographe figure sur une reproduction collée sur l’intérieur de la 4ème de couverture.
Alessandra Sanguinetti a photographié pendant quatre ans les jeux de deux cousines âgées de 9 et 10 ans qui vivaient dans une complicité intense, dans un village de la pampa argentine. Elle a entamé une véritable collaboration créative avec elles en les poussant à se raconter et à mettre en scène les images sorties de leur imagination. C’est ainsi que les fillettes ont inventé une multitude d’histoires qu’elles ont théâtralisées devant l’objectif en utilisant comme accessoires des objets de leur vie quotidienne ; 2ème édition, photos en couleurs.
This signed edition includes an extra image plate signed by the artist and glued into the inside back cover.
For more than two decades, Alessandra Sanguinetti has been photographing the lives of Guillermina and Belinda, two cousins living in rural Argentina, as they move through childhood and youth toward womanhood. This volume, originally published in 2010 and reissued now as the first instalment of a trilogy, chronicles the first five years of their collaboration. Sanguinetti’s images portray a childhood that is both familiar and exceptional. The farmlands of western Buenos Aires province are a particular mix of the modern and traditional, where life is lived in consonance with animals and rugged landscapes. Against this backdrop, Guille and Belinda go through the childhood rites of dressing up and make believe, exploring and appropriating the world around them as they go. As they slip between roles, alternately performing for and being caught by Sanguinetti’s camera, the profound bond between the two girls is unmistakable. Approaching the precipice of early adolescence, their games are imbued with the poignant weight of their dreams and desires as the world of play meets that of reality. By depicting the lives of women and girls within the conventionally masculine world of Argentinan gauchos and farmers, Sanguinetti’s book interrogates the frameworks of mythologies of all kinds, honouring lives that are usually unseen. The Adventures of Guille and Belinda is a portrait of rural childhood at once quiet and poetic, in which the fantastic and the mundane are intimately entwined.