Recoleta Cemetery is a ‘must see’ for most visitors to Buenos Aires. Inaugurated in 1822, this miniature city for the dead is home to some 4,870 tombs, including that of Eva Duarte de Perón, which is probably the most photographed of them all.
Julie-Anne Cosgrove, 44, moved from London to Buenos Aires in 2004 to dance tango, but got sidetracked photographing the cemetery. She uses reflections in her photographs – all single shots – to add a mysterious, sometimes playful dimension. “The reflections breathe life into the characters in the stained glass and the statues,” she explains, “and also capture the feeling that we are part of something greater than ourselves.”
Julie-Anne’s photography exhibition, Real Reflections: bringing Recoleta Cemetery to life, opens at 7pm on 29th March at Mallin, Otamendi 300, Buenos Aires, and runs through 28th April. Below is a selection of what you can expect to see at her exhibit.