Photography The magical and surreal shots of Berta Vicente Salas
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The magical and surreal shots of Berta Vicente Salas

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Giulia Guido

Born in 1994, Berta Vicente Salas is a young and very talented Spanish photographer from Barcelona. Like many of us, Berta got into photography when she was given a camera phone as a teenager. This passion gradually grew and today Berta Vicente Salas is definitely one of those names to watch out for. 

In 2011, she was selected for the Emergent Festival in Lleida, and the following year, at only 19 years old, she was a finalist in the Sony Word Photography Awards. The photograph for which she was selected was part of a series entitled Urquinoana, taken inside a building in the heart of Barcelona that was about to be demolished. 

The dark and gloomy environment of this abandoned space is the setting for a female figure who uncovers its corners and thanks to whom we enter the inner courtyard and the rooms of the building. As if we were in a dream, Berta Vicente Salas accompanies us to discover this magical place. 

The magical and almost surreal atmosphere of that project is also found in the most recent photography: all it takes is one element to give that feeling of the impossible, as can be the water in a pool that instead of being transparent is blue and seems to swallow people up. 

But Berta Vicente Salas has also proved capable of working with a different kind of subject, as happened when she held a workshop in the Juarez prison in Mexico, where she took a series of black and white shots. 

Below you can find a selection of Berta Vicente Salas’s shots, but don’t forget to follow her on Instagram so you don’t miss all her upcoming work. 

Berta Vicente Salas | Collater.al
Berta Vicente Salas | Collater.al
Berta Vicente Salas | Collater.al
Berta Vicente Salas | Collater.al
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Written by Giulia Guido
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