"Stairs from Constructions, 2014"
Tin type by Josephine Sacabo ©
Joséphine Sacabo was born in Laredo, Texas. She was educated at Bard College in New York City and now works and lives in New Orleans.
Subjective and introspective figurative photographs influenced by the poetry and literature of Rilke, Baudelaire, Pedro Salinas, Vicente Hurdobro, and Juan Rulfo. In many of her images, she explores her Latin roots.
Most Popular Images:
"A Memory of Myself, Beyond Thought-Homage to Clarice Lispector," Óyeme Sordo from Óyeme Con Los Ojos," "Susana San Juan", "La Mano", "El Final", "Susana y la Muerte,"
"Plates from Une Femme Habitée".
Did you know ... ?
Until 2005, Joséphine worked almost exclusively with one model, Jacqueline Miró.
She was also an actress before she became a photographer. She speaks fluent French, Spanish, and English.
"Poetry and photography are both a task of distillation, a way to bring the complexities of the world down to one perfect image."
8" x 10" Handmade Wet Collodion Tintypes and Ambrotypes
20" x 24" Handmade Photogravure
20" x 24" Toned Silver Gelatin (occasionally 30"x 40").
How many photographs exist?
Wet Collodion Tin Types and Ambrotypes Editions of 5 or less
Handmade Photogravures Editions of 12
Silver Gelatin photographs Editions of 25
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How are the photographs printed and signed?
Her process is marked as a trade secret. She usually signs "au verso" (on the back) in pencil; for some of her series, she also titles and numbers the photograph "au recto" (on the front).
There are several vintage photographs available.
Beyond Thought, Homage to Clarice Lispector • Sor Juana Inez De La Cruz • The Geometry of Echos Ophelia's Garden Nocturnes
Tropics of Memory Lessons from the Shadows Los Heraldos Negros
El Mundo Inalcanzable de Susana San Juan Une Femme Habitée
Cuerpo Pensado Anima Sola Nocturnes.
Books - In Print (order yours now!):
Une Femme Habitée, out-of-print. Hardcover.
Pedro Páramo. Signed. Hardcover.
Nocturnes, Signed. Hardcover
Óyeme Con Los Ojos, Hear Me with Your Eyes, Signed Hardcover
Inventing Reality, Softcover
A Gallery for Fine Photography sells images from all of Joséphine's portfolios.
"Óyeme Sordo, from Óyeme Con los Ojos (Hear me with Your Eyes), Handmade Photogravure, 2011"