“Saudade” is a project about the relationship between people from my generation, those born in 1972, and objects of personal use which are held in sentimental regard. These objects, thought to be ephemeral and subject to the vicissitudes of time, somehow lasted until today.
Each piece is represented by three photographs: the portrait of the subject in the present wearing the object, a reproduction of the old photograph of the original owner with the same object, and a photograph of the object on its own against a black background.
These triptychs evoke different levels of time and forms of photographic representation, and the relationship between a person and a parent as embodied in objects.
Margarida Correia earned her MFA in Photography and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the School of Technologies, Management, Arts and Design at Caldas da Rainha in Portugal. She has exhibited her work in NYC at A.I.R. Gallery, Brent Sikkema, and Debs & Co. Additional venues include the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA; the National History Museum in Lisbon, Portugal; the Andre Viana Gallery in Madrid, Spain; and the 1999 Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean in Rome, Italy. Correia received the Aaron Siskind Award in 2003 and will be an artist-in-resident at the Center for Photography at Woodstock in summer 2005.