Sandra Cattaneo Adorno: The Other Half of the Sky presents a selection of images of women the photographer has shot on the streets of different countries. By capturing their fleeting profiles with acuity, Adorno creates an aura of mystery that prompts the viewer to wonder about the lives and the experiences of these unknown women. Adorno’s use of an aesthetic reminiscent of fashion photography and advertising highlights the beauty of everyday women on the streets, even as it questions the image of women in our society and the role that ideals of glamour and the erotic have in shaping it.
An imaginative book design by David Chickey allows the viewer to pair two sets of photographs. While the pages of each set are parallel and meant to be looked at in sequence, the book can also be viewed in any order or combination.