• Elina Brotherus

    Real Jardín Botánico

    Can a photograph reflect reality? The Paris-based Finnish photographer Elina Brotherus, whose work was shown here under the aegis of the annual PHotoEspaña photography festival, seems to give her answer to that question in Le Miroir (The mirror), 2000. Each of five images is dominated by a bathroom mirror that sits at a slight angle to the picture plane and occupies most of the frame; there is just enough incongruity between the two surfaces to call attention to their discrepancy. In the first image, the mirror is so steamy that the photographer's reflection can barely be made out. But by the

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