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Gold 2019 Editorial / Fashion

« Ici C’Est L’Aquarium, Dehors C’Est L’Océan »

  • Photographer
    Matei Focseneanu
  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial / Fashion

This project arose from a desire to give a voice to those located on the invisible margins of society - female inmates. To avoid a stigmatizing approach, my project invites these women to express themselves through a visual language, both corporal and oneiric, in stark contrast to penitentiary discretion: that of fashion photography. Thus, this project aims at the visibilization of women inmates, which is heavily lacking today. By enabling an inner voice, which their bodies articulate through garments, I seek to reclaim and restore their self-image and identity.