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First Act (self-portrait)

Photograph

Archival pigment print

12.70 x 18.00 in

32.3 x 45.7 cm

Edition of 15

Signed and numbered by the artist on a signature label

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    About The Work

    Many of Tania Franco Klein’s photographs depict female figures who seem lost in the vastness of an inhospitable landscape or in a moment of contemplation, the edges of the self contained within those of a geometrical interior. Her images are bathed in a warm cinematic light, boudoir red, and suffused with a Lynchian sense of menace—they resemble film stills taken midnarrative, though it’s unclear whether the climactic moment has yet taken place.

    For her newest series, Mercado de Sonora (2019), Franco Klein focuses her gaze for the first time, after many photographic projects abroad, on her native Mexico. In the past, she has often donned a wig and turned the camera on herself; in this body of work, her mother and grandmother become the models in an extended form of self-portraiture that captures the ways in which beliefs are passed from generation to generation.

    Courtesy of Aperture

    About Tania Franco Klein

    • The quoted dimensions are for the paper size. The image size is 10.7 x 16 inches.
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