Photo Journal Mondays: Analía Gutiérrez
Exposed is a fine art project in which I delve into my passion for reflections and street photography. By portraying the gaze of different women through shop windows, I immerse myself into a personal exploration where the gaze comes to confirm a dialectical process in which I am also objectified and gain self-awareness..
It is strange to dream, and to have mirrors Where the commonplace, worn-out repertory Of every day may include the illusory Profound globe that reflections scheme
- Jorge Luis Borges, Mirrors
Reflections have been a constant within my work. They began to demand expression with my arrival to San Francisco, where I started to develop a kind of fascination with that perplexing space. The “Parallel Universes” theory conceives the cosmos as a temporal labyrinth in which self-contained separate realities coexist with one's own. I first read about this idea in Jorge Luis Borges' fiction and found in reflections the best way to depict it.
In this series, I portrayed the gaze of women through shop windows. The metaphor of the window was emphasized by the eyes and, by introducing them, I included myself. According to Jacques Lacan, the human being's subjectivity is determined through a gaze which places the subject under observation, causing the subject to experience themselves as an object which is seen. Hence, every time I was discovered, my vulnerability was exposed while becoming part of those worlds