Sometimes I come across an image that I wish I had produced…and if I didn’t produce it, I wish I owned it. Marina Font has a series of images, The Evolution of Woman Kind, that bring a me mix of envy and happiness–poignant, hilarious, true–this piece is a terrific way to show the passage of time.
Now living in Miami Beach with her husband and three sons, Marina was born in Cordoba, Argentina where she studied design, sculpture, and photography at the Escuela de Artes Visuales Martin A. Malharro, Mar del Plata, Argentina. In 1996 she moved to Boston and studied sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts School and then traveled through India as a photographer. She spent the summer of 1998 studying photography at Speos Ecole de la Photographie in Paris, and continued working as a freelance photographer. She earned an MFA in Photography from Barry University, Miami in 2009.
Marina is about to open an exhibition, Imprinted, at the Dina Mitrani Gallery in Miami on Saturday, September 10th and running through October 28th.
Imprinted : As an immigrant, I no longer belong to the country I have left behind, nor do I fully belong to the one I have chosen to live in. Memories are the foundation of the human mind, and a recurrent place to go when re-defining our identities.
I photograph objects and people around me in order to explore ideas about gender, language and memory. The interplay of images and words depicts my central concern with the everyday ambivalences of the world. The words give familiar objects a new dimension, a certain enigma.
This photographic series illustrates an analogy of one’s memory with an armoire and its many drawers. These compartments, organs of the secret psychological life, preserve fragments of our past that remain imprinted in our souls.
People, places, experiences, beliefs, dreams, all the memories that fill our intimate spaces are not accessible at just any moment. A song, a poem, a particular scent… and the images in our memory come rushing back to us!