Photographic Alphabet: A is for Karina Azaretzky
Words and Photos by Karina Azaretzky
“I was born in Tucumán, Argentina, a city known as “the garden of the Republic”, because
of its vast natural beauty. That land left a mark on me with its greenness, its silence and its
light. I grew up among the mountains, surrounded by yungas, between the leafiness of the
jungle and the dryness of the valleys.
It was almost without noticing it that the geography of those scenarios started to leave its
fingerprints in my subjectivity, shaping my sight.
Today, in the distance, the memories of my hometown emerge as flashes that guide my
These photographs were taken in Buenos Aires’s Botanical Garden, during midday, as an
attempt to find that light and greenness again. By doing so, I realized that in the end it is
always about the same inner landscape that I take with me wherever I go.”
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