Alessandra Sanguinetti was born in New York in 1968 and lived in Argentina for more than thirty years, the country that is still her preferred context for the creation of her photographic projects. She is a past recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and Hasselblad foundations, and her photographs can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. For ORANGE 2012 the curators have chosen six photographs from the series On the Sixth Day (2006), which examine our complex relationship with farm animals – the same ones we raise, kill and eat. These photographs were taken on a small farm in the Argentine countryside where we sense man's presence, living intimately day to day with his future prey. Sanguinetti adopts the animal’s point of view, most often found at ground level; the image depicts the moment just before or just after the animal is slaughtered, constantly bringing us back to the complete cycle of life and death.
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