From the Artist:
Betty e Eu is a project that I have been working on for almost two years. This is an essay with photographs recovered from my family’s archive. The images depict my sister Betty, three years older, and me. They start in the early years of childhood, and continue until adolescence. If, on the one hand, the way we dress refers to a desired and imposed equality, on the other hand, the way we post ourselves in front of the camera already reveals individualities, which are not hidden or masked. The last photograph in the series, depicts the last time I agreed to dress in the same way as my sister. At that moment, I realized that choosing the way to introduce myself was an important part of my personality.
About the Artist
Eliane Heuser is a photographer and biologist. She graduated in Biological Sciences from PUCRS, with a Masters and Doctorate degree in Botantics from UFRGS, and specialised in Photography from the Photography Centre of EPSM. Heuser has shown her photographic work in institutions such as: Museum of the ZooBotanic Foundation of Rio Grande do Sul, Solar dos Camara de Porto Alegre, Photography Festival Econtros da Imagem, International Photography Festival of Porto Alegre, Canela Photography Festival, Museum of Ourense, among others. In recent years, she has dedicated herself to ministrate photography workshops, with a special focus on nature and ecology.
About the Publisher
Austral is an editorial label based in Porot Alegre, Brazil, that operates in the field of photography and visual arts. It is coordinated by photographers Gustavo Balbela, Marco Antionio Filho and Tiago Coelho. To date, it has released two publications: In Between Pacific Tides (2019), by Gustavo Balbela with John Steinbeck; and Betty e Eu (2020), by Eliane Hesuer