Profound Sadness -Nubilis- Or better said: I Married my Mother.

My reflection falls on my mental health, and it is complex to know that my sadness or joy arises from the close relationship with my mother and her memories…
It is in this legacy of narratives and experiences that she shares with me that I explore our relationship using the family album as a discursive tool and intervening in it. I also accompany this exercise with documentary photography of our coexistence to write a narrative script as a photo essay and put together a short docudrama that helps me reinterpret my discomfort in memory.

This is why I have not stopped feeling confused, lost and with enormous sadness because during the time of the impact of covid, fear has personified itself in me, it has enveloped me and the fear of losing my mother finds me, as part of the experience that surrounds me and my conscious self.

In this video, in addition to photography, I integrate a narrative script in this docudrama in voice-over and subtitles with some audio effects that I have developed during the last year so that my mother, who, as she suffers from glaucoma and memory loss, can understand what our story is about.

  • Cecilia Del Carmen Guerrero
  • Cecilia Del Carmen Guerrero
  • Cecilia Del Carmen Guerrero
  • María Del Carmen Guerrero
    Key Cast
  • Cecilia Del Carmen Guerrero
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Profunda Tristeza -Nubilis-  O mejor dicho: ¡ME CASE CON MI MADRE!
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 MXN
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    MP4 1280x720
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Director Biography - Cecilia Del Carmen Guerrero

CECILIA GUERRERO (San Luis Potosí, Mexico) obtained her training in the field of photography at the Instituto Potosino de Bellas Artes in San Luis Potosí (2003). She has exhibited her work in galleries in the Mexican states of San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Morelia, Puebla, at the San Ildefonso Museum and abroad, in places like Argentina, Trieste, Italy, Malaysia and recently in Brooklyn. , NY.

She is a member of the photography collectives: @la_estrit Collective and @retina.latinx. In 2004 she won the Walter Reuter award for the Lila López state award in contemporary dance photography in San Luis Potosi. She was Coordinator of the INAH photographic laboratories during 2007 and 2008. She was a grantee of the State Fund for Culture and the Arts of San Luis Potosí (2006-2007) with the project: “Charco Cercado”. Trade and exotic species; she received a scholarship for the formation of Photoessay, in 2010, by the State Council for Culture and the Arts of Hidalgo, with the project “I Need To Find You”; scholarship recipient of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (2013-2014) with the “Territorio Santero” project.

Her work has been published in various publications, such as the book “Carnaval” (State of Hidalgo, 2010-2011), the magazine BEX MAGAZINE (2011), in the book Short Street Stories in (Trieste, Italy, 2019), Anthology of photography de Calle Mexicana 2022, produced by the Observadores Urbanos, Mx. collective, in the zine Myeyegotlazy, Manhattan, N.Y. 2023

Teacher of the First Contemporary Photography Seminar, through the Linked Territories Program (Pachuca, Hgo., 2022). Her work was selected for the reproduction of images for the school exercise of SEP, Mx. 2020-2028

Her most recent exhibitions include WOMEN STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS (WSP-USA); at the National Museum of Anthropology, Tabasco, 2021, and Festival Photography (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2022). She coordinated the exhibition Otras Calles en N.Y., MX 2022 by Retina Latinoamérica, and is part of the exhibition Nosotras Otras, S.L.P., Museo de Arte Contemporáneo November-January 2022-2023. In the perimeter gallery of the Park, Juan H. Sánchez, S.L.P., Collective exhibition, Feminine Plural, March, 2023

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Cecilia Guerrero is a Mexican Photographer and documentarian, she creates stories and through them a narrative in which she finds an imaginative place to inhabit . In her images she finds characters and gives them an existence.