Travel Tickets is a photography project that focuses on the internal migration of young people to the big cities for studying and working reasons – a current aspect that also redefines the definition of travelling.
This photography series is a collection of memories, all of them seen through train or car window while heading from Cluj-Napoca, (the university town) to Galati (the hometown).
Travel Tickets started in 2015 (my 1st year of university) and stopped in 2018 (graduation year).
The entire project can be seen on her website: www.luizapreda.com
Luiza Preda mainly works with photography and moving images. Until recently, her projects have been more autobiographical. She has been interested in self-portraiture and how to use the camera as a therapeutic tool. Her practice includes working with double-exposures and the light-painting technique.
As she has been deliberately living in multiple places where her cultural background received several different inputs, her projects explore themes such as migration, cultural identity and the new roles of the artist in our modern society.
“I can only acknowledge photography as a way of being and living. I do not see still and moving images as a sum of decisive moments, but more as a system of small bits of reality that, with the passing of time, will reveal new meanings. I am not a nostalgic 35mm person. I am intrigued by how creativity can be combined with the new technologies used in manufacturing cameras.”
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