What is it like to be in a relationship and be constantly separated from your lover? ‘Fragments’ is a long-term black and white series in which Giulia Berto explores how it feels to be together and apart as lovers. The long waits, the longing to be reunited, the special moments along with the anxiety of an imminent separation. Moving across four countries, ‘Fragments’ is a story of a chase, a love letter slowly unfolding across the sea.
Three cities, four countries, two continents. The starting point in London then New York – her adopted home, Dublin – John’s homeland in Ireland and Italy, where she grew up. These are the emotional landscapes of a tale of love and trust, friendship, separation and reunion. The project is created with a 35mm Yashica film camera and shot on black and white Ilford HP5 Plus 400 film. 1
About the Artist
Giulia Berto is an Italian visual artist based in Dublin, Ireland. She is a graduate of the International Center of Photography in New York and holds an MSc in Evolution of Animal and Human Behaviour and a BSc in Biology from the University of Turin and Padua.
Her photographic work explores intimate spaces and personal stories. Anchored to domestic or natural landscapes her images encourage viewers to consider human narratives that revolve around everyday objects. She adopts a long-form approach for her work and her medium of choice is analogue photography, both in small and large format.2
About the Publisher
About the Series
TLP Editions are an ongoing collection of contemporary photographic projects in the form of accessible and inexpensive publications by PhotoIreland. These A5 sized booklets present a standard format throughout the series, with 36 pages each, a cover with a text block of under 140 words that introduces the project, and the title and the artist name only available on the contra cover. The project creates a node of opportunities as it allows photographers to enter the publishing arena, while facilitating access to contemporary artistic practices to the general public.3
About the Publisher
Founded in 2009, PhotoIreland was conceived as an organisation that would stimulate a dialogue around Photography in Ireland by developing a varied array of initiatives and events with a strong participative approach.