[Greek autopsi, a seeing for oneself : auto-, auto- + opsis, sight; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]
"Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet sucurrere citae"
"This is the place where death delights to help the living"
An autopsy—also known as a post-mortem examination, necropsy (particularly as to non-human bodies), autopsia cadaverum, or obduction—is a procedure that consists of a thorough examination of a corpse to determine the cause and manner of death and to evaluate any disease or injury that may be present. It is usually performed by a a pathologist. (wikipedia)
The corpse was my heart, the pathologist was me. To goodbyes, to closure, to good riddance, to finding a new beginning, to closing the book, to seeing for oneself, to forgiving and to forgetting
Francesca Ritchey Chauvet
Francesca has had both individual and group exhibits in Mexico City, Houston, Miami & San Antonio, Tx. She is currently submerged in various commercial and artistic projects.
Born in Mexico City. Communications Major. In 2002 she enrolls in Maine Media College and finishes the Professional Certificate in Photography Program. It is here that she starts with her first group exhibitions.
Francesca has also taken part in many other workshops with renowned photographers like Saul Serrano, Francisco Mata, Nina Koba and italian photographer Ernesto Bazaan.
In 2007 she is awarded 3rd place for a National Competition organized by BBVA Bank Foundation and Cuartoscuro Magazine. In 2008 Hazlo Ahora a non govermental organization invites her to form part of an exhibit named El ABC de la Discapacidad which is still traveling through Mexico and promotes the equality of people with dissabilities.
in 2010 she was part of the Barbabosa Gallery and Lasheras & Elliot gallery both in Mexico City (now closed). This same year she is exhibited by See Me in the ScopeArtShow in Miami.
In 2013 she is picked as a finalist for the Artisan Series and is exhibited in the Houston Museum of African American Culture. Honorable mention in the IPA Awards of 2016 for her Collage work.
Her work explores the relathionship between imagination and what is it that matches her eye.