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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Alessandra Sanguinetti: The Adventures of Guille and Belinda

The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of their Dreams. This is the story or, more accurately, part of the story, of two young cousins named Guille and Belinda. In 1999, when they were 10 and 9 years old and living in a rural province of Buenos Aires, their paths crossed with photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti.


Drawn to the girls, whose evident affection for each other is somehow magnified by their mismatched physiques, Sanguinetti took pictures to “crystallize their rich yet fragile and unattended world”. As with her previous, much-acclaimed monograph “On the Sixth Day” [Nazraeli Press, 2006] this work is far more than straight documentary.


To witness the evolving relationship between Guille and Belinda is to be privy to a touching, entertaining and utterly captivating interaction. At the same time there is the subtle awareness of a second relationship, that of this delightful pair and their photographer.


“The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of their Dreams” follows the cousins for five years, from pre-teen to adolescent, as they play, dream and unwind their way through the secret enchantment that is childhood.