“And there was darkness” speaks of the fear of darkness and the therapeutic power of photography. Fear is a paralyzing feeling for the author, often preventing normal functioning. The pandemic world has become depopulated, dangerous, and cold; as a consequence, the author developed a fear of the dark. To face it, she began photographing darkness: to lighten it, to get used to it, to disenchant it. In those moments, the camera became a barrier between her and the dark space, an element that provided distance, while the photos themselves showed emptiness, helplessness, anxiety - material helpful in the therapeutic process.