The Memory of You Still Hurts
3 July - 9 July 2021

The Memory Of You Still Hurts is the most important letter I could write to you, Dad.

This project signifies the beginning of a new path; it’s a way to end a chapter of pain that has lasted for too many years.

On December 4, 2008, my life changed.

I had to deal with parts of myself that I wish I had never discovered. And over the years, I have come to understand that these parts are related only and exclusively to you.

I tried to fight your presence with pain and anger, taking on responsibilities that were too great. We haven't had a relationship in over ten years, but every emotion that I have felt about you has become an image.

These photographs gave me the opportunity to let you know how I feel. I'm still angry with you, but I want you to know that I'm sorry– for both of us.

I want you to know that, despite everything, I love you.

-Eleonora Sabet

Eleonora Sabet (b. 1995, Milan, Italy) is a freelance portrait and documentary photographer, that started developing an interest in photographic art through self-portraits.

In 2018 she starts traveling in the Middle East to find her origins and to develop her personal projects. In 2019 she wins a scholarship with VII Academy and participates to “Photojournalist Survival Kit” Ron Haviv’s workshop. After that experience, she was nominated for the 6×6 Global Talent Program World Press Photo. In 2020 she has Maggie Steber as her teacher who guided her through her family’s photographic research. In 2021 her project “Confined Youth” is selected for the مهرجان الصورة – عمان Image Festival Amman.

Eleonora was resident artist at OEG – Open Edition Gallery by Perimetro and her work was part of the curators selection by Claudio Composti, Hester Keijser and Enrico Stefanelli. She was selected by the independent publishing house Selfself Books and in May 2021, they started a crowfunding campaing for her first book “The Memory Of You Still Hurts”.



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