Alice Rosati’s Contemporary Mermaid

I AM A MERMAID is the first book by Italian photographer Alice Rosati.
She brings together a series of photos around a “mermaid” character, an archetypal image of a woman who is “comfortable in the deep waters of life, in the roil of emotions and sexuality”.

Alice Rosati's Contemporary Mermaid
©Alice Rosati

Alice Rosati travels the world and hands her camera to those who cross her path, while she poses alone, naked and faceless under a mermaid’s costume.

Alice Rosati's Contemporary Mermaid
©Alice Rosati

The costume is there as a physical representation of the boundary between the world and the self, presence, and absence.

Alice Rosati's Contemporary Mermaid
©Alice Rosati

The mermaid symbolizes our connection with our deepest and most instinctive feelings, the wild, primitive, untamed nature that lies just beneath the surface of external personalities.

Alice Rosati's Contemporary Mermaid
©Alice Rosati

Over time, Alice Rosati left her mermaid loose, in total autonomy. But did she decide to kill her doppelganger?

I am a mermaid, KAHL éditions, 50 €


The I AM A MERMAID series will be exhibited in Paris at the Charraudeau Gallery from January 25 to February 3.
Charraudeau, 3/4 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris