Never say never

PhotographerCarlotta Guerra
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyCarlotta Guerra
City/CountryBologna, Italy
Photo Date2015
Entry Description

Never say never is a project about the complex balance between desires and fears, a story of an intima-te though physical journey through these feelings on board a container ship while crossing the Atlantic ocean. For almost ten years I hadn't been able to travel by plane. I was paralyzed. Even the idea of travelling was quite controversial for me, amazing on one side and terrifying on the other. I knew my dread was a manifestation of something else, something deeper. I decided to make a leap into my desires and to leave for a trip that was thrilling and frightening at the same time. It was an unknown with a feasibility that seemed to be pretty vague and remote. Never say never symbolizes the will of going forward even through obstacles, outlining your own di-rection. Never say never happend in 2015, somewhere between Antwerp, Belgium and Newark, New Jersey, CA.

About Photographer

I was?born in Italy in 1976. I worked for a Contemporary Art Museum in Italy for almost 6 years. In 2013 I?decided to quit my?job and move to Amsterdam where I?started to pursue my?lifetime passion: photography. My?projects?both images and videos?come from the investigation of my personal relation to freedom, fears, desires and their complex and sometimes complicated relation. Photography has become a major and significant tool in this process, a way to express my?inner story while a means of self discovery and self awareness.