Reasons to resist have changed with time and place. Each fight is different, but the idea remains the same. Living in uncertain times insinuates an urge for the human to resist or to revolt. Curated by Sandrine Servent of Mina Raven.
Era Enesi was born in Tirana, Albania, February 26th, 1993. Looking for a new life she moves to Turin, Italy, with all her family.
Attracted from the Helmut Newton photos, since she was a child, she nurtures her passion for this art, until she receives, as a parent’s gift, her first camera. Her parents being worried about this choice, but giving freedom to follow the passion.
She attends the “Technical Institut for Tourism”, and after this first degree, she arrives to her beloved “Italian School of Photography” in MiIan. After the degree, she starts to move her first steps into this world.
She exhibits her work for the first time, on March 13th, 2016, to the European Photographic Festival with the project “Contatto con l’Orizzonte” organized by Erminio Annunzi.
On March 10th, 2017 she exhibits again as IIF young photographer during Martino Midali exposition in his Milan store.
In autumn 2016 she works as assistant of the well known fashion photographer Paolo Ranzani.
Memories weaved together with photography, express my research of liberation towards myself and others. I obsessively look into my subconscious for the meaning of the word “freedom”, which comes to reality through the Nude.
The sensation of “lack” and “unknown”, moves me to the search of an intimate and sincere relationship with the people I take pictures of; finding myself in them.
Through the camera and the subject, I cancel and deprive myself of all the realities of my life.
The memory resurgence, as permanent sensation in the shutter click, explains my joy for new feelings and wishes, necessary to live and to feed my art.
“Liberi riflessi per liberi ricordi” is a scream towards femininity and my need, and the subjects as well, to come to an harmony with one’s body and to a total acceptance and liberation of oneself.
Through died flowers in foreground, like a fogged mirror, I express the intense and wistful research of memories of my past and how, through different steps of my life, I’m reaching freedom.
“Intimate to me, means having the freedom to be the most bad-tempered or the most gentle depending on what my feelings suggest me. Without formal obligation, just with respect” –Luca Fuchs