Face’s Spaces by Julie Calabrese
I started doing photography in Greece, in 2013, the first time I went to Athens. Back in the day I didn’t have any notion of photography nor materials, but my friend Pablo Dury gave me his analog camera, a Nikon F2, and since then I have been shooting only with this camera. My passion for photography came along with the love I had for this object. Since then I have been documenting every place I go to, every face I cross my path with – it helps me fix memory within time and recover the failure of my own memory. Julie Calabrese
This series was shot in 2014 during my second vacation in Melbourne, while I was staying in the northern areas, where the alternative artistic culture is growing more and more. I see these photographs like a footprint of those places which have been destroyed or changed due to the gentrification of the space.
It was essential to convey the memory of those places, not only by picturing the spaces, but by showing the faces, the artists and the inhabitants of the areas. These spaces only exist through the daily involvement of people who made them their own and that’s exactly what I wanted to focus on.