Adriana Lestido was born in Buenos Aires in 1955.
She sees photography only as an accompaniment to her life, her criticism of society, her status as a woman in a macho country. She organizes projects, at a slow pace, that question in depth the world in which she lives.
Whether it is the condition of women in prison or the relationship between mothers and daughters, she sets up mechanisms for questioning everyday life that reveal reality and require photography to analyse situations.
In black and white, with a real humility compared to what she deals with, she is deeply convinced of the need for a documentary photography that is anchored in the present. It strives to develop problems that could not be understood without their social dimension. She says, with a rare visual simplicity, the pains, the difficulties, the ruptures of universe that she accompanies with her calm and attentive rhythm.
Her works have been the subject of monographs: Mujeres presas (2001, 2007), Madres e hijas (2003), Interior (2010), La Obra (2011), Lo Que Se Ve (anthology, 2012); exhibitions and retrospectives in Spain (guest of honour at the PhotoEspaña Festival in 2010), Argentina (National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires) and France (Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain as part of the exhibition "América Latina 1960-2013).