Guillermo Srodek-Hart’s ‘Interiors’

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Guillermo Srodek-Hart was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977. In the late 90s he studied lithography but it was in 2001 when he discovered photography while studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. There, he met photographer Jim Dow that became one of the most important influences in his professional career as well as in his personal life.

Guillermo Srodek-Hart is interested in photographing interiors that “reflect the way people display objects destined for consumption in a devotional manner”. For this he sought out the most authentic old stores that he could find around Argentina and photographed the interiors. He describes the scenes that he captures:

"Many times I am asked, "Why aren't there any people in your photographs?" My answer is "Look closely, they are all over the place." My photographs are filled with traces of human presence: objects, furniture, stuff hanging from the walls, accumulations on display. They speak to me of the invisible, that which can't be seen but is there, stories to be imagined, and, ultimately, the acknowledgement of our own transience in this world."

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