by Alessandra Sanguinetti
To portray an animal is to name it. Once named it acquires a new life, and then, is spared death. Each sacrifice gives us back a disturbing image of the border we cross when we end a life, and what it entails to have sole dominion over another living creature. It is possible that by exploring the fine line that separates us from what we rule, we may reach a better understanding of our own nature.- Alessandra Sanguinetti
Very interesting work by Alessandra Sanguinetti, describing the interdependence of people and domesticated animals in the countryside of Buenos Aires. With creative composition, frequently from the vantage point of her subjects, the artist acts as a witness of life and death. This work, “On the Sixth Day“, was published in a book that I highly recommend. You will find more about Alessandra at American Photo. Unfortunately no website … but you can see some images of this work here and here. Conscientious also posted other work by the artist here.