Nébula, of Jacqueline Roberts

Trier, Alemania

Jacqueline Roberts makes portraits on glass and aluminium plates using a 150 years old technique called wet plate collodion. The long exposures required by the process ease the subjects into detaching themselves from their immediate surrounds; they appear to the viewer almost as if suspended in time and in space.

Roberts portraits emerge from that captivating state of limbo to evoke  the transitional stage from childhood to adolescence. “Nebula”, Latin for mist, reflects on the turmoil of growing up with all its relational, psychological and emotional changes.

Born in Paris in 1969, Spanish photographer Jacqueline Roberts graduated in Political Sciences and worked for international organisations before turning to photography. Her portraits have featured on magazines such as New York Magazine, Royal Photographic Society Journal, Drome or Photographers Companion among others.

She has published three books and has exhibited her work internationally. Roberts lives in Germany.


Place: Fàbrica Cal Garbat. Mossén Jacint Verdaguer, 8. Vilassar de Dalt