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This project consists of 20 portraits of different women, with different ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Each woman went through the same process. First of all, we must be in their own rooms, a safe space to be comfortable. Then they were asked to if they heard about “sit like a lady” sentence. They all heard about it before, they should sit on the table doing the opposite posture. Then while I was photographing and directing them, they were being interviewed.

 

With all of them I got to create an intimate atmosphere that invited them to open and share their own experiences. The questions were:

            - Do you consider yourself feminist?

            - How is the feminism situation in your country?

            - How do you feel about being a woman?

            - Can you share any personal experience when you felt oppressed as a woman? Or any specific moment that was hard for you and if you were a man that would never happen?

           

It is a reflection about women lives; no matter what you are wearing, no matter where you are from, no matter your age, no matter where or when you were in that moment… we all have been through similar situations from sexual harassment or discrimination to sexual abuse. Just because of our gender. Just because we were born being women. These are 20 different testimonies of different women that proves that.

"THE UNFAIR HERITAGE", 2021-22

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Ancient Greek philosophy differentiates main conceptual forms and distinct words for the Modern English word love: agápe, éros, philía, philautia, storgē, and xenia.

 

Storge [“store-jay”], or familial love, is a kind of philia pertaining to the love between parents and their children. It differs from most philia in that it tends, especially with younger children, to be unilateral or asymmetrical. More broadly, storge is the fondness born out of familiarity or dependency. When we hear the word love, the typical final scene of a romantic comedy comes to mind, that film that talks about a fantastic “love”, almost selfish, practically idealised and generally hetero-patriarchal and normative.

 

But love is not that, at least for me, love is the delicate and imperceptible gestures that happen to us every day, whether it is a call from your mother or the smile of a stranger, it is those purely altruistic acts that complete our lives. purely altruistic acts that complete our existence. My work speaks of these small details of love, of an alternative love that we tend to overlook. This analogic series is about the love in a cotidian way, the love for a sister, a granny or the love for the little details in our day to day.

"STORGE", 2018-...

Ancient Greek philosophy differentiates main conceptual forms and distinct words for the Modern English word love: agápe, éros, philía, philautia, storgē, and xenia.

 

Storge [“store-jay”], or familial love, is a kind of philia pertaining to the love between parents and their children. It differs from most philia in that it tends, especially with younger children, to be unilateral or asymmetrical. More broadly, storge is the fondness born out of familiarity or dependency. When we hear the word love, the typical final scene of a romantic comedy comes to mind, that film that talks about a fantastic “love”, almost selfish, practically idealised and generally hetero-patriarchal and normative.

 

But love is not that, at least for me, love is the delicate and imperceptible gestures that happen to us every day, whether it is a call from your mother or the smile of a stranger, it is those purely altruistic acts that complete our lives. purely altruistic acts that complete our existence. My work speaks of these small details of love, of an alternative love that we tend to overlook. This analogic series is about the love in a cotidian way, the love for a sister, a granny or the love for the little details in our day to day.

"STORGE", 2018-...

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