Last fall, The Washington Post partnered with Visura in an open call for photo essays. The Post selected two winners and three honorable mentions out of hundreds of submissions. We are presenting one of the honorable-mention winners today here on In Sight: Los Angeles-based photographer Martina Albertazzi and her work, “Break a Thread.”
Not long ago, Albertazzi decided she wanted to do a project about performers and eventually settled on the subject of magicians because, she said, “magic felt the most appropriate in a city where everything seems to be a mirage.”
Albertazzi reached out to female magicians she found through Instagram and started documenting their onstage lives. To date, she has photographed 12 artists of varying backgrounds.
Some have performed abroad, as well as domestically; some are full-time magicians while others have separate careers; some are also actors. But, according to Albertazzi, they have one thing in common: “All of them are storytellers who are working hard to fight the stereotypes that still run deep in the world of magic.”
Albertazzi told In Sight more about her project...
Perspective | These women are working to change stereotypes in the male-dominated world of magic
Los Angeles-based photographer Martina Albertazzi's exploration of the world of female magicians.