Embraces Series
Adriana Moracci

Embraces Series (by Adriana Moracci)

In her book On Photography, Susan Sontag expresses Having a Shakespearean photograph is equivalent to having a nail from the Holy Cross, somehow the photograph saves, brings back the past to a present, materializes yesterday, can become one ” magic wand “to build memory or be a tool to keep a memory from fading.

In 2005 and as an urgent need to save the imminent loss of a loved one, I took the camera to record a hug, mine with my grandmother. To save in some way that physical contact was essential, I was not only interested in capturing the portrait of my grandmother but the most important thing was to witness our embrace, our physical encounter. That photograph can be changed for me into a sign and a permanent evocation of the bodily encounter, a “place” to which I can return when contemplating the image.

That first photograph of the hug with my grandmother, determined a vast series that includes more than twenty records of other hugs from loved ones, family or friends, and in some of which included me. All records were made in private homes or places familiar to those portrayed, using natural light, a 120mm analog camera with black and white film. Developed and copied in the laboratory manually.

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Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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