I have lived for many years in Italy, a country with a thousand faces that never fails to surprise and fascinate me. I can’t conceive of my life without images: they are a true language, where form demands a constant training to refine its expression, where our rational sense cannot be detached from our inner self, from our personal path, from our conscience, opinions, thoughts, emotions, instincts…
Reporting is like putting oneself entirely at the disposition of the reality that surrounds one: body, heart, intuition, thought and sight, in order to relate it better. In other circumstances it is reality that is at our service: when we “use it” allegorically to express a thought, a concept, an observation or a state of mind. The elements of the real then assume a symbolic connotation.
Sometimes these two aspects meet ..
Yasmina Barbet was born in France in 1973. After her secondary school, between 1995 and 1998 she attended a photography course at the IED in Rome. In 1998 she moved to Paris, where she worked on photographic projects, followed by drawing courses, art history and image processing techniques. In 2002, she returned to Rome, she worked at commissioned work, and completed her own photo archive, which she will presented in 2008 on her personal site. In 2009 she started collaborating with the French Wostok Press agency following the news in Italy (Vatican, Venice Film Festival, Rome Film Festival …). In parallel, she publishes books and articles on commissions such as the “Senegal Natangué” catalog of an exhibition exhibited at the Italian Senate. She cultivated a study on his own technique and expression of the image, exhibited in 2017 at the Biennale of Peschiera del Garda, and at the Biennale of Florence, where she won the bronze “Lawrence the magnificent”.