• info

    Since I found out who I am, it stopped bothering me when people pronounced my name wrong...

    "My name is not Cristina" is a project developed during the two years of my master`s degree. It is divided in four individual parts and it represents a research and an exploration of the therapeutic dimension of photography. The photographs are hardly edited, so that some flaws - or as I like to call them: details - are noticeable. Precisely because I did not care about obtaining perfection in the images but the real story and a storage of specific moments and moods, in order to be able to return to them anytime from an objective space when memory fails. I started working on this project unconsciously, while crossing a difficult period of my life, when photography was the one who stood by me as confessor. I consider now photography an extension of myself and the whole creation process and the fulfillment of a quadruple role of author, subject, spectator and critic of myself, empowered me as a young woman to publicly embrace who I am and what I stand for.

    The four parts "Allow me to change", "My room is empty", "Statements" and "Details", have their specific motivation and story. But they are all representations of myself crossing different stages of self-discovery and acceptance.

    I did not choose the title randomly. My name is not Cristina represents a little manifesto for the countless times my name is pronounced or written wrong many times even on official papers.