The Adventures of Guille and Belinda

This is the story, or rather, part of the story, of two young cousins named Guille and Belinda. In 1999, when they were 10 and 9 years old and living in a rural province of Buenos Aires, their paths crossed with that of photographer Alessandra Sanguinetti. Attracted to the girls, whose obvious mutual affection is somewhat magnified by their unequal physiques, Sanguinetti took photographs to “crystallize their rich but fragile and neglected world.”

This edition of the festival features two parts of this project: “Las aventuras de Guille y Belinda y el enigmático significado de sus sueños” which follows the cousins for five years, from pre-adolescence to adolescence, as they play, dream and unwind in the secret enchantment of childhood; and “Las aventuras de Guille y Belinda y la ilusión de un verano eterno” in which Sanguinetti photographs the lives of the cousins between the ages of 14 and 24. Halfway between adolescence and young adulthood.

Alessandra Sanguinetti 

Nueva York, USA

Alessandra Sanguinetti is known for her work exploring the effects of the passage of time and the transitions of youth.

She has received numerous grants and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hasselblad Foundation Fellowship, a Sundance Development Grant, a Robert Gardner Peabody Fellowship, and a Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award. 

His photographs are in various public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

His monographs include En el sexto día, Las aventuras de Guille y Belinda I y II, Le Gendarme Sur la Colline, Sorry, Welcome, and Some say ice. He has been a member of Magnum Photos since 2007.