my self-portrait in Salemi (Sicily),
taken with The Economist, my travelling companion

Dear Self-portrait Blog readers,

It’s been a very hectic two months, from
the beginning of February until now I’ve been in Tampere and Turku (Finland),
New York and Salemi (Sicily). I’ve held self-portrait workshops, presentations
and lectures on the self-portrait, and in these last days I’ve been working as
a ‘normal’ photographer for a Swiss magazine in Sicily, although still managing
to present my self-portrait project and have people take their own portraits
with my camera. Between my journeys  I’ve even managed to photograph for
two minor ad campaigns and hold a self-portrait workshop in Milan’s prison, the
results of which you will soon see in this blog. Last year I got very little
work from clients, and I was beginning to be really worried, but I had the
opportunity to work hard on the self-portrait project (the book, this website,
my own art work) and promote it in Italy and abroad, so the seeds I planted
last year seem to begin to grow now. I hope this is not one of those brief ups
followed by the long downs…! I know that I must be careful not to take things
for granted and continue working hard and passionately as usual. But let’s see
what happens!

In these busy months I have produced
wonderful material to show you, but I am waiting for the necessary
authorisations for the publication in this blog. Keep visiting, soon my
articles on the workshops held at Milan’s San Vittore prison and the Women’s
Health Center in Brooklyn for hiv positive women, and Salemi’s mayor’s
self-portrait will be published here.

warm regards to all

Cristina Nuñez