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Portrait of a [Human] Female

DNMUM385244 | 3/21/2017 | Author : Ornella D’Souza | WC :795 | Art & Culture

A photography-and-video exhibition in Mumbai shows all the parts that sum up the feminine identity
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Eating disorders, obesity, ageing, child marriage, divorce, menstruation and puberty rituals, irrational notions of beauty, glass-ceiling and outdated societal practices find a voice in ‘Photographing the Female’. This photography-and-video exhibition, part of the ongoing FOCUS photo festival in Mumbai is curated mainly by Sarah Hoilund and involves 23 female photographers and two male ones from 17 countries. The visuals, mainly portraits and self-portraits of women, are taken in intimate settings that incite uneasiness and almost no joy. “Whether or not you are touched by the images, the fact that such harrowing things are being done to women, will disturb you,” says Hoilund, who is from Denmark.
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