LAS DOCE CARAS DE LA LUNA
BY ELISA BERMUDEZ
My fascination with the night sky started as a child. I was particularly drawn to the full moon, I
think most people are. Only later in life I learned my solar sign is Cancer, ruled by the moon. So
I became fascinated with astrology too, which my mother – the hippie that she is – encouraged.
A little over a year ago, I thought it would be great to portrait the moon each month, see how
her face changes over the year, and which of the 12 signs of the zodiac she was visiting at that
time. The images are not a mere, objective representation of a celestial body. Instead, it is an
unconscious representation of my mood at the time. Or a Jungian might argue that I was
channeling unconscious collective emotions. Maybe both. Who knows…
ELISA ELVIRA BERMUDEZ
A former reporter turned Spanish teacher, Elisa Elvira, an amateur photographer in her spare time, was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 1981. She was raised in the capital, Caracas, surrounded by psychology books, all sorts of music and art, a camera, a typewriter (eventually a Macintosh), newspapers and magazines. Elisa Elvira left Venezuela on January 4th, 2000, at the age of 18 with the first wave of Venezuelan migrants who were uncertain about the future of the country. She studied international journalism in Philadelphia and briefly worked with The Associated Press and Reporters Without Borders. In addition to photojournalism and street photography, she is also learning and practicing about food photography. Beside a passion for photography, languages and journalism, Elisa Elvira also loves to learn, teach and play hand drums.