Brazilian Marina Amaral – born in 1994 – was reading international relations at university. However, her twin passions for history and photography led her to abandon her studies to become a full-time artist, and her chosen medium is the colorization of historical photographs. It represents a skill that she’s honed to perfection – and one she’s recently used for a project that combines a poignant sense of horror with a deep respect for humanity.
Amaral’s interest has been captured by a wide variety of historical periods, ranging from the Civil War to World War Two. That was evident when she partnered with historian Dan Jones to publish a book in 2017: The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850–1960. But the subject that she’s been drawn to time and again is the Holocaust.