Rita Lino is a Portuguese photographer based in Berlin.
Her personal photography work is mainly dedicated to self-portraits, through exercises that explore a « natural obsession » with the self and the persona, producing a continuous « work-in-progress » that uses the body as primer matter to be re-created and beautifully exorcised.
Lino describes her photography as « animal, instinctive, intimate, narcissistic, filled with emotions and sensations, a diary with a thousand possible interpretations, a spiritual place, a self-sustained rehab outlined by the brutal transparency of [her] own life. »
Rita Lino has published four photobooks: "All the Lovers" (Sauna, 2012), "Entartete" (Editions du LIC, 2015), "Kingdom" (Stolen Books / Inferno Books, 2018) and "Replica" (APE - Art Paper Editions, 2021).
© Self-portrait from the "Replica" series
Presentation by Art Paper Editions: " Replica suggests a new reading of the body and the model as a pure image, a pure tool, without referring to any representative identity, hereby ignoring today’s contemporary society of what the self should be. Lino refers strongly to American mid-century photographer William Mortensen, who states that a body is...
.One copy available!.Publisher presentation : "Entartete (German for Degenerate) is the result of more than 10 years of auto-portraiture by the emerging Portuguese photographer, Rita Lino. A large series of experimental photographs of psychological or emotional moments taken primarily for the purpose of introspection and self-analysis presented in a...