Leslie searles




I started this project in the National Institute of Child Health in Lima Peru, the only hospital in the country dedicated to the children health care. I decided to work in the area of traumatology where the use of X Rays are fundamental to cure the children.

Superimposing the children X-rays on their faces it brings to the same plane their inner dimension, hidden to the ordinary eye.

In these portraits, the x-ray prints their corporal expressions with traces of pain and reconstruction histories inside their bodies, still forming.

The composed images reveal a more complex and mysterious reality, other than the one we are able to perceive at simply looking at their bodies. These images symbolized the inner power that their children faces hide from us.