Mexican-born photographer, Tania Franco Klein’s photography series is reflective of the struggles and anxieties that we are privy to in the modern world. Her work is influenced by philosopher Byung-Chul Han, who says that our inabilities to cope with negativity leads to an incessant compulsion to perform, something that eventually gives way to burnout.
Often using herself as the model, Tania’s images narrate a story of ‘the constant need to escape, to always look outside. My characters find themselves almost anonymous, melting in places, vanishing into them, constantly looking for any possibility of escape. They find themselves alone, desperate and exhausted. Constantly in an odd line between trying and feeling defeated.’
Last modified: March 14, 2019