Tania Franco Klein Captures Darkness And The American Dream

The photography of Mexican photographer Tania Franco Klein is dislocating; capturing characters cloaked in a rich darkness seemingly searching for light.

In ‘Our Life In The Shadows’ she continues her exploration of the American dream — pointing her lens at saturated scenes where lines between the staged and the real are blurred: “My characters find themselves almost anonymous, melting in places, vanishing into them, constantly looking for any possibility of escape.” In her portraits, eyes trail to the edge of the frame: a baby stares beyond the car ceiling, a woman inspects her mottled reflection, and the white noise of a television offers a window to a world beyond: “They find themselves alone, desperate and exhausted. Constantly in an odd line between trying and feeling defeated.”

“My characters find themselves almost anonymous, melting in places, vanishing into them, constantly looking for any possibility of escape.”
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All images © Tania Franco Klein

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