Karina Laird


Su Alma (Their Soul)

Opening Event: FAC Curved Wall Gallery
Thursday 9 December, 6pm to 8pm,
Registration Essential Online or 9784 1060

Karina Laird’s Su Alma (Their Soul) is a photographic exhibition captured during a hot Latin American Summer in 2019. Exploring Mexico and Cuba, Su Alma captures the vibrant soul of these two countries and documents the beautiful street life that radiates through its people, art, colour and architecture.

Karina Laird was the recipient of the FAC Open Exhibition prize in 2019 with her photograph titled Peluquera.

"In La Habana, it often seems that much of life is lived out on the streets, including hair and beauty treatments. Hairdressing as an art form and occupation that dates back thousands of years. With the Cuban Government lifting restrictions on private enterprises, women can now run and operate their own businesses legally. To many women, their hair is not only a part of their outfit but an extension of their personality. Many women in Havana support bright hairdos and vibrant weaves to match the colours of the city."  

Karina said that receiving the prize provided a huge boost, adding: “It was great to have my work seen and recognised by others. It has encouraged me to continue photographing things I love."

Image: Karina Laird, Peluquera (detail), photograph


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