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¿De qué sirve una ventana que no se abre?, 2017

Casa Manantial is a rehabilitation center for women addicted to drugs in Culiacán, Sinaloa. I met this place through my father, who voluntarily assists to do therapy with the inpatients and share their personal experience as a rehabilitated addict. The problem of addiction to drugs is very common in this city, the narcotraffic epicenter of our country, but little is spoken about the women who suffer from it. When arriving here, I was very interested in the stories that I was listening and the perception that the inpatients have towards confinement as a mechanism of rehabilitation. This project, that is still in progress, is made up principally by the testimonies of some of the women who have decided to share with me and is accompanied by photographs and videos.

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Gladys Serrano

Born in Culiacán, Sinaloa. Studied the bachelor in Public Policies at the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. She began studying photography as a photojournalist, afterwards she took the Seminar on Contemporary Photography at Centro de la Imagen. She is part of the organization Encuentro Fotográfico México since 2013 to the date. Also she is founder  of the collective Lumbre Fanzines of independent publications.

Her work is part of the book Contemporary Sinaloense Art 2005-2011, in 2014 she participated at the Encuentro Nacional de Investigación de Fotografía in San Luis Potosí and in 2015 at the XIII Encuentro de Fotografía in Monterrey. She has exposed individually “Fuera de la lona” as part of the Sinaloa Festival of Arts in 2011, additionally she has participated in 10 collective exhibitions in Mexico, Colombia and Canada. In 2008 she was selected at the Photography Biennial from the Instituto Sinaloense de Cultura, in 2010 she was selected at the biennial “Salón de la Plástica Sinaloense” and also at the XVII Biennial of Photography at Centro de la Imagen.

She won the scholarship of the National Fund for Artistic Creation, 2010-2011 in the category of ‘Jóvenes Creadores’. In 2011 she also received the scholarship for the Cultural Municipal Development of the Municipal Institute of Culture of Culiacán with the project: ‘Cámara lúcida’, a photography workshop for children who live in areas of extreme poverty. In 2012 and 2015 she was the scholarship holder of the Program of Stimuli to Creation and Artistic Development from the Estado de Sinaloa (PECDA).

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