Viv(r)e la Vie !
Viv(r)e la vie! is a photography series “in process”, of couples in profile with a landscape of a countryside in the background, and pays homage to those people who celebrate life, who continue to live “in the moment”.
A photographic typology of couples which meet in order to dance. The photographs give visibility to couples of a certain age, people barely seen socially but who have not stopped living life fully. As well in its coniferous landscapes, the series recreates the representation of the power of vital force, of immortality.
The artist began the project in Spain in 2010, and continued it in Philadelphia, USA in 2011, in Hämenkyro, Finland and in Leyte, Philippines in 2012 thanks to artist residencies.
Ana Galan (Madrid, Spain) holds a degree in Economics, an International MBA and an MFA in Photography from EFTI, Madrid, Spain and has attended workshops with Pierre Gonnord, Peter Bialobrzeski, Lynne Cohen, Matt Siber and Alejandro Castellote. She is finalist in The Print Center’s 86th Annual International Competition juried by Jennifer Blessing (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York), and also in competitions such as Descubrimientos PHotoEspaña 2010 and 2011, Encontros da Imagem 2010, 2011 and 2012, at CENTER in Santa Fe on 2011: Dealer’s Choice Award juried by Dianne Vanderlip (Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles), and Editor’s Choice Award juried by Todd James from National Geographic Magazine, and at The Center for Fine Art Photography Portraits exhibition juried by Anna Walker Skillman (Jackson Fine Art). Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, photography festivals and exhibitions in France, Italy, India, Spain, Finland and USA.
She has completed artist residencies in Philadelphia, PA, in Hämeenkyrö in Finland, and in Balay Kalamragan in the Philippines. Her work is collected in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF) in Paris, France, and in the USA in CENTER in Santa Fe, NM, in the Philadelphia Art Hotel, Philadelphia, PA and in The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO.