26 year old photographer/artist Anna Balecho is based in Lisbon, Portugal. A graduate of Photography and Visual Culture at IADE and of the Portuguese Institute of Photography, Anna’s work on 35mm film Reflex cameras explores a personal interior world.
Recounting visual memories, love, dreams, journies, and friendships, Anna’s work merges worlds of fashion, art and travels creating a laconic, wistful aesthetic that captures the quintessence of modern youth, fastidiously documenting perspicacious moments of fleeting emotion and beauty. Solitary figures, often half-concealed from the viewer, speak of the photographer’s personal everyday: encounters and perspectives which are distilled, blurred and isolated.
Citing Nan Goldin and Daniel Blaufuks as major influences, Anna has forged her own style, with a palpably feminine regard, which has proved instantly successful with audiences. As well as presenting work at group shows in Portugal and London, Anna’s work has appeared in numerous online and print publications in her native country and internationally, including Dossier, Dazed Digital, Dazed & Confused Korea, Volume magazine, Girls on Film, MetaL magazine, Parc, C-Heads, Magnetica, Contributor, Ballad Of..., Moxee.
‘Memories, All At Discount Rates’ is the artist’s debut solo exhibition, presented in association with creative agency NO WAY (London) and brings together a large body of work from almost two years of practice, detailing the photographer’s trips, behind-the-scenes insights, personal viewpoints and development as an artist, presenting many previously unseen images in a display of over 50 original prints.