Isabella Lanave is a 24 years old Latinamerican Photographer and Journalist born and raised in the city of Curitiba, Brazil. She is member of Women Photograph, co founder of YVY Mulheres da Imagem and last year she was cited by TIME as one of the 34 photojournalists to be followed. Lanave is working on assignments and long-term projects related to social, gender and mental health issues in Latin America.
2018 - Indicated for Joop Swart Masterclass, 2018 - Selected for 6th New York Portfolio Review, 2017 - Selected Work "Fatima" - Vice Photo Issue
There was a big house in the background of a big garden. The house was gray and old, with a lot of people dressed in white walking around the place. I was 13 and I was waiting my mother to come out of that place. I was bringing her clean clothes and foods that she liked. It is the first visit I remember about when my mother was hospitalized in a psychiatric clinic. I don't have too many memories of that time, but the feelings around it sadden me. Fatima is a long-term project and the every day process of understanding and access my mother's imaginary; she suffers from Bipolar Disorder. For me, getting closer is the way to make it less painful rather than just moving away.
Lanave_Isabella_Captions_1_Itajaí, Brazil – December, 2017 - My mother in the woods on her neighbourhood.
Lanave_Isabella_Captions_2_Itajaí, Brazil. July, 2018. A construction in my uncle's garden. Our relationship is difficult and sometimes hostile. Many times Fatima wanted to leave, to get away from her bad thoughts and leave them away from our family.
Lanave_Isabella_Captions_3_Itajaí, Brazil. June, 2017. My mother in her neighborhood. Starting to photograph my mother brought me closer and began to have to deal with her inner crises and our biggest dilemmas of mother and daughter.