Allegories of life, lessons of nature

PhotographerAlessandra Favetto
PrizeFine Art / Collage
Entry Description

A fantastic and imaginary world where animals, common objects and nature meet in surreal atmospheres. "Allegories of life, lessons of nature" is a series of photos with allegorical and metaphorical meanings about life. Living in the countryside, surrounded by 15 dogs, 2 cats, chickens, horses and all kinds of farm animals, fruit and olive trees and plantations are an inexhaustible source of ideas and inspiration for my work. I love to dress animals and common objects with symbolic meanings so they can take life completely integrated in the narrative plot. My sensitivity to the defense of animals and my love and commitment to the preservation of nature are reflected in these works.

About Photographer

Alessandra Favetto is a self-taught fine art photographer, visual, surreal and collage artist. Born in Italy in 1968, working and living in Spain, Sevilla, since 2005. Artistically she started her journey in fine art photography in 2013 when she discovered her passion for self-portrait, image manipulation and digital art. She is best known for her extensive work in self-portraits and for her surreal photo montages. Her style is true, passionate and very emotional. In her images there are always concepts and meanings that go far behind what a viewer can see, leaving a door open for a subjective interpretation. Her works and techniques spread in different directions, from color to black and white, from surrealism to digital art and recently to analog collage, remarking the author's hunger for knowledge and experimentation although always keeping a unique and identifiable artistic style. She has recevied international recognition with her work shown in different publications and book covers as well as being awarded in different competitions including the International Photography Awards, Prix De La Photographie Paris and Paratissima Art Fair. She participated in several group exhibitions in Spain and in Italy and in 2016 she had her first Solo exhibition in Sevilla. Her prints are sold worldwide through Saatchiart and image licensing managed by Trevillion Agency.