It is a series of three installations made with the cyanotype technique. The three works emphasize the importance of the role of photography in Art and the link with other artistic disciplines such as sculpture and installation.

The alternative photographic process such as cyanotype shows the benefit and the dynamic and very complete working method that allows a project like this within the photography workshop, leaving the routine of digital, which increasingly involves a technological isolation away from the material, especially in prison.

The analog, the touch and the alternative process are very enriching work tools and learning possibilities that help to better understand the origin and evolution of photography. And they allow inmates to get out of a methodological, sensory and spatial routine that is very marked and often limited within a prison.

Maria Vernet Punyet

Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, Barcelona


Maria Vernet is a multidisciplinary artist, dedicated to black and white photography and painting for over 20 years. We highlight the exhibition “Voluntat i mirada” at the Konvent and “L’esquerda i la llum” monographic exhibition at the Sala del Trinitaria in Vilafranca del Penedès, among others. The artist directs the Photography Workshop at the Lledoners Penitentiary since its inception in 2008. What is presented here is a selection of the three installations that are part of the trilogy within the series “Veure o Mirar; retrats a presó”.

The Photography Workshop at Lledoners is one of the optional artistic activities offered to inmates at all the Penitentiary Centers in Catalonia. Accompanied by professionals of the Arts, the participants of the workshop learn different artistic techniques. In this particular case, the proposal of the portrait and the idea of the trilogy has been the project proposed by the artist Maria Vernet to the C.P. Lledoners.

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