Zaklina Anderson was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Through her art, she explores memories of war, displacement and the search for identity. Growing up she was surrounded by photography since both her parents were photographers, and entering the Secondary School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana at the age of 15.
She has studied and worked as a commercial and fashion photographer in Chicago and Paris, exhibiting her fine art photography regularly in Paris, Arles and London.
No one could save me but you explores the displacement and memory of war, portraying a sense of loss and mourning for a space and time now past.
We are identified by the place we grew up in. In depicting the disconcerting lonely feeling when such a place is erased from a map this series softly investigates the deep trauma beneath the surface.
In looking for roots in a world of constant change the resulting nomadic life led by many is visualized through photographs of landscape and nature. Nature has a power to renew and heal itself; in the same way we attempt to heal ourselves.
This search for identity and reconciliation with the past through the photograph - to illustrate visual memory by repeating the frame with or without human presence - reveals the ghosts within.
Each image tells a story within a story using a layered aesthetic to reflect different aspects of everyday life. These are often taken for granted until there is a danger of losing them - such as in times of war - just as our past is lost or kept by memory.
Zaklina has recently been featured on fragmentary.org.
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