Carla’s work involves more than taking a snapshot. It requires thorough research, she delves into public and private archives (family albums are of particular interest to her), and the final result isn’t a series of pictures but an entire narrative about a topic she’s worked on for a long time. Take The Mechanics of Absence for instance, for which she did an installation with various projectors that screened different pictures on several layers of tulle. “It was all about the difficulty of anchoring our memories, of filling the gaps, of actually knowing who and what is absent from our memory”, she tells us about it. Today, we speak with her about the many layers of photography, memory, and some of her personal projects.