25 FEB - 7 MAR 2015. PANAJI/REIS MAGOS

ALEXIA WEBSTER

Alexia-Webster
Alexia Webster

Street Portraits- A South African Family Album (2011-ongoing)

In her series Street Portraits, Alexia created free outdoor photo studios on street corners around South Africa. She invited passing families, individuals and groups of friends to pose at this temporary studio, and they received a free photograph on site to take home with them for their family album. As a means to confront South Africa’s disturbed history, and counter her own feelings of despair, Alexia decided to focus not on how her society has fallen apart, but rather at what keeps it together, an exploration of its humanity. Part public, part private, these street studio portraits successfully manage to blend inside and outside worlds. Goa Photo is glad to announce that Alexia will attend the festival and plans to develop a similar idea in the streets of Panaji, where she will also set up a traveling studio.

www.alexiawebster.com