Uncertainty and Possibility
05 Feb, 2022
Uncertainty & Possibility is an attempt to connect with the pure tools and construction of us, as a family, regardless of the sudden hardship that follows diversity. Our eldest daughter Andrea is challenged by a rare syndrome, 5P-, a chromosomal condition caused by a missing piece of information on the short arm of chromosome 5. This disorder is characterized by intellectual disability and delayed development. She may give the impression of being vulnerable, but she really is magic, strength, balance, connection, empathy and sensitivity. We watch her empower each day, become who she is in her essence; some days wilder, some days softer. And meanwhile we, her family, strive to create an open and unprejudiced space where she can be herself. These images are a collaboration, she offers me an alternative viewpoint and a sense of ease and peace. On bad days, when doubting my parenting skills or fearing there is too little space for her in society, with its high speed and other current, more urgent and critical situations to solve, I turn to her gaze, drown in symbols and the light. And then I realize there is more to diversity, uncertainty and acceptance. There is hope.
Lisa Pram is a Barcelona based photographer born and raised between Denmark and Spain, nurtured by both cultures, languages, visuals and specific aesthetics. Her story with photography stems from a deep quest to find beauty in friction, sometimes opposites and even in uncertainty. She has balanced between photography, illustration, film and literary projects since 2001. Curiosity and constant experimentation keep her moving forward. Whether it’s fine art, editorial or portrait, her approach is easily recognizable and her distinctive use of light, bright colors and narrative have attracted an impressive roster of international public. Her photographic work has been exhibited at the New York Photography Festival, Voies Off Rencontres d’Arles and Copenhagen Photo Festival, among others. She is the recipient of the Art for Change Award19 (La Caixa Foundation). This year, she has won the INICO Photo Award (Spain), and she is among the winners of the Helsinki Photography Festival, where she is exhibiting during this summer 2021, as part of the Nordic Village Show. Also, her work has been awarded in the 16th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Prize (US) and will be exhibiting in the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, that will be held in September.