Francesca Martí

Prósper I

Date: 2001

Technique: Black and white photograph on aluminium

Dimensions: 180 x 125 cm.

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma. Donation of the artist

Not on display

The photograph Prósper I (2001) belongs to a series devoted to several characters who openly exhibit their feelings before the camera. The protagonists’ lifestyles have little in common although they do have a certain connectivity in terms of things emotional and a similar attitude to life. This is the case of Prósper, a young Nigerian immigrant who was forced to flee his country in order to preserve his right to life. A closeup of his face, portrayed behind a wire fence, clearly representing the deprivation of freedom, reveals hope through an opening in the fence, a symbol of the walk to freedom.

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