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Zaida Kersten, My white desert

Zaida Kersten My white desert, 2014

View in a room Photography 15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch 10 remaining copies


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Zaida Kersten, My white desert
  • Offered by the gallery

    Professional art gallery
    PARIS - France

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

  • Medium

    Photography : pigment ink

  • Themes


  • Support

    Photography on Hahnemuehle fine art paper

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 10 copies

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch

  • Framing

    Not framed

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  • About the artwork

    “Winter, 2011.

    My life demands solitude and isolation. I decide to take refuge in a wooden hut without water nor electricity, in the middle of the white snow desert in the Finnish Lapland, 300km in theNorth of the Arctic Circle. The temperatures oscillate between -15°C and -25°C. Days are short but every hour is endless. The nature I discover on Lenje perturbs the beauty and inspired me a big respect. The surrounding cold and silence are merciless. The light is blinding white and infinite.

    I am very afraid. I knew that this journey would be an extreme one, but I never had imagined that the most difficult would be the confrontation with myself, to face my internal ghosts which begin to go out and to watch for me. No excuse. I can make nothing else than "face". The fight is endless and opens many scars. I feel alone and distraught.

    The silence oppresses me more and more until the madness. I cry until the exhaustion, want toroar but then, I don’t have voice anymore. The silence devoured me and I don’t hear myself any more. It is a kind of liberation. I feel that I am one with the white desert and I give way to the full, infinite serenity. Finally I accept, I am only the present...

    I am quiet, I am silence.”

    - Zaida Kersten

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Zaida Kersten

Born in: 1976 Spain

Zaida Kersten

Zaida Kersten is a Spanish photographer born in 1976, from German and Mexican origins. She currently lives and works between Paris, Barcelona and Oaxaca.

Zaida Kersten started studying Journalism at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. After she finished her studies, she started working very fast in the agency France Presse as a Journalist. During these early years of her professional life, Zaida continued taking photography courses and making internships in order to perfection her technique.

She practiced journalism and photography professionally, but very soon Zaida decided to make a choice and to consecrate completely to her photographic practice in order to start creating new projects.

Following this decision Zaida Kersten left Paris to live in a cabin without any modern comfort located in the Island of Lenje, Finland. The purpose of this was to share with the viewer, her daily life in these conditions thanks to a collection of photographs, that seem like a personal diary.
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Zaida Kersten, My white desert
Zaida Kersten, My white desert