Bolla is a binary story that arose from the need to document a very specific moment of suspension–the moment when one part of life has ended and the next one has not yet begun: you are in a bubble that is about to burst and you don’t know it. A composite of a personal project and reportage on a well-defined window of time. How to universalize a story? A narration that interlaces multiple dimensions: mine, that of the person portrayed, that of time and place, of what is ephemeral in our life, of vulnerability. Bolla speaks of a coarse moment, of the need to see and be seen.

Marta Valdegrani was born and lives in Milan, where she studies at IED (European Institute of Design). Her research is focused on the relationship between subject and place and on the concept of belonging. After a background in humanities, she chose photography as a means of communication.