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Bergamot exhibit blurs culture and identity

A burst of light obscures a face. The angles of a boy’s image melt into a shadow. A girl radiates from within. In an increasingly photoshopped, filtered and Instagramed world, German artist Semra Sevin is finding new ways to manipulate the fabricated reality of a portrait. Her photographs look like abstract paintings, forcing the viewer to question themselves as they dissect the image. “Often we just walk by images because we know exactly what’s going to happen because it’s so similar to reality,” Sevin said looking at one of her photos on display at the Bergamot Arts Center. In the photo, a daughter of Mexican immigrants rests peacefully on a rug. A transparent film separates the photogr

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