NERA DI VERZASCA AWARD 2016
We're happy when we're together
In this series I registered my family's moments when we got together for holidays, our only moments together after my father passed away three years ago, which makes this work, "We're happy when we're together", essentially a family album.
Such albums rarely carry photos of everyday life and "We're happy when we're together" is no different in that regard. As my family moved to different cities in Brazil after our father's passing we would end up only seeing each other during the holidays or birthdays, so the choice of registering only these moments comes from necessity rather than preference.
During these special moments we try to have a continuous live together as if every separation is frozen in time only to be unfrozen on our next meeting. We enjoy ourselves, grow together, discuss our plans for the future and we mourn together in the hope of moving on.
This is a series of photographs of my father.