A picture may be worth a thousand words but Julia Barello takes old film and makes it speak volumes. Upcycling old film into jewelry and installations, Julia’s work turns old images into vibrant, new objects.
Julia says, “It’s important to me that they are pictures of people. The film is a metaphor for human beings.” Photography and remembrance have been inextricably tied together since the earliest images were captured. Julia’s work repurposing these images ensures that even though this film does not immortalize these people forever in film, their images certainly won’t be forgotten.
By Stacie Hooder