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Tina Bara: Covergirl Wespen-Akte
Text by Alba D'Urbano.

“A feeling between shock, grief, and anger; it has to do with my body, with losing control, with memory, the present, with time, powerlessness and outside control”

says photographer Tina Bara of the moment she saw a catalogue of Spanish artist Dora Garcia on her colleague’s desk.

“I recognised the photograph, I had become a nude cover girl. In this case meaning a nude young woman with a black bar covering her eyes.”

For her work Rooms, Conversations Garcia had used several photos from the STASI archives, and incidentally a picture of Bara was selected as the cover of her catalogue. What was a random STASI photo of a nude woman with obscured eyes to Garcia, to Bara was her life. With Covergirl: Wespen-Akte Tina Bara and Alba d‘Urbano present an artistic reply to Garcia’s catalogue; a reply which reveals the story of the photographs.

Spector Books
Paperback | 6.25 x 9.5” | 291 pg