In 1984, Enrique Shore was summoned as photographer for the CONADEP, when it intended to obtain the first photographic records of the repression in the clandestine centers of the dictatorship. Shore’s photos are part of the Nunca Más book. The memorial sites and the pointing of those places that worked as illegal detention centers visibilize in the weave of cities and towns of Argentina the extension and the magnitude of the systematic plan of horror and extermination of State terrorism.
From 2017 to the end of 2019, I travelled around the country taking photos of those sites, generating a federal registry. The mythical photos by Enrique Shore are mounted in the memorial places, showing the now and after of each one of them. This photograph shows the bathroom of Espacio de Memoria La Perla, in Córdoba. The light changes there permanently because of its windows. The halo that enters and irrupts on Shore’s photo gives life to horror.
Source: Itaú Cultural Visual Arts Award 2019-2020 Catalogue