Adriana Lestido (Argentina, born in 1955)
Mujeres presas con sus hijos, 1991-1992
Gelatin silver print from 1994. 14.2 x 20.9 cm
Born in 1955 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Adriana Lestido began to study photography in 1979. From 1980 to 1995, she worked as a photojournalist for the news agency DyN and the newspapers La Voz and Página 12. At the end of the 1980s, she began to create photographic series on the subject of emotional and affective ties, especially among women. In 2007, she organized a photography workshop in women’s prison No. 3 in Ezeiza. She has received various grants and awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship in 1995. She currently coordinates photography workshops and clinics and works with the agency VU’.