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Alberto Lizaralde April 1, 2011

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in Costa Rica.
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From the project “Frail”. Costa Rica 2010

Alberto Lizaralde (b. 1979, Spain) is a freelance photographer based in Madrid. He studied at Blank Paper School (founded by the first photo collective in Spain). Alberto combines his work as creative supervisor at Contrapunto BBDO advertising agency with his projects in documentary photography. In 2006 he worked on a series called “24 hours with Rakesh” in Kolkata. In 2008 he completed: “Taiwan: China through the looking glass”, a personal view on past traces and future steps of the Chinese society in Taiwan. Alberto has been finalist in Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2010 and nominated three times at the New York Photo Festival. He has exhibited at San Diego TAOFS Gallery, Association of Photographers Gallery (London, UK), New York Photo Festival ’09,  and Kkien Atelier (Milán, Italy).

About the Photograph:

“This picture is one of the first photos from a personal project called ‘Frail’. Frail is about those everyday moments when everything collapses. Small instants where our life changes, spins and breaks. Suspended moments in which something has just happened or is about to. Situations in which time, objects and places lose their physical nature and are full of us. Its a project about one single idea: We are vulnerable in the everyday. I took this picture traveling by car in Costa Rica with my friend Jaime. We meet Daniela and Mariana and we spent some days together. This photo was taken in our hotel room after a long day talking about personal confessions.”