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Bronze 2021 Portfolio / Personal


  • Photographer
    Ursula Ferrara
  • Agency / Studio
    Ursula Ferrara
  • Prize
    Bronze in Portfolio / Personal

Unbroken I started thinking about the use of wet plate collodion technique in ancient times: the glasses often got broken, becoming useless. Then, I used the wet plate technique and after I broke the glasses, I decided to fix them, inspired by the kintsugi technique, a Japanese art in which something broken is not thrown away but is fixed with pure gold, making it a much more precious. This has also a psychological interpretation: it is a way of life in which wounds and scars make us stronger and unique. I mixed the kintsugi with the Tiffany technique to obtain a plate that tells a story: