I'm excited to introduce photographer, Eleonora Ronconi, as next week's guest curator and writer. My busy travel schedule this fall opened an opportunity to ask a few guest editors to share work from different parts of the world, giving Lenscratch readers a fresh perspective on photography outside of the United States. Next week Eleonora will be presenting photographers from Latin America, and in upcoming weeks, German photographer, Jacqueline Roberts, will be sharing work from European Photographers. I can't wait to see who they feature and learn more about global photography starting on Monday. Thank you in advance to Eleonora and Jacqueline for all their efforts.
Eleonora Ronconi by Aline Smithson
Growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Eleonora tried to balance her love for the arts and sciences. She attended medical school for four years, but then had a change of heart and followed her entrepreneurial spirit and fluency in multiple languages to begin a career in conference interpreting. Her business has allowed her to travel extensively, and in 1998 she settled in Northern California and established her own interpreting company. Her photography has been a life long passion. Eleonora's first solo exhibition was in her native Buenos Aires in 2009 and she has exhibited around the globe. Her work has been published by numerous magazines including Fraction and F-Stop. She is best known for her project, Once Upon a Time, that deals with memory and loss. I am featuring her cell phone project, Fragmentos today.
image from Once Upon a Time
FRAGMENTOSThese photos are part of an ongoing personal project about my childhood. I have been living in California for 13 years and even though I visit Buenos Aires every year, this was the first time that I photographed there. I have been going through a difficult transitional time, so I decided, on this visit, to go back to my roots and rebuild myself with a camera in hand.