Carla Rebelo

Hardboiled Wonderland


Shot in Sao Tome Island throughout 2017, from improvised photoshoots at local fashion and dance events, Hardboiled Wonderland functions as a performative space and as a self-expression exercise between the photographer and the young participants of these events, enabling a conversation about identity, future possibilities and new outcomes.

This work is motivated by Carla's own feelings of uncertainty regarding the future and tries to reclaim ownership over the right to reimagine and deviate from mainstream narratives, through art, especially when the environmental, economic and political landscapes seem flickering.

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