Colonized

The goal of this art project is to dignify and praise the feminine figure as a key part of human history, and to underscore women’s essential role in the development of today’s civilization. 
By using the trans photography technique in “Colonized”, I wanted to give these unknown women the visibility they never had. 

The recovery of old photographs of women taken in the mid-19th century, the addition of precious contemporary textiles and silk to the original photographs, the digital retouching and the collage technique are the main elements of these big-format portraits (120 X 100 cm). 
The quest of women from the past serves to also visualize women in the present and in the future. I like to use the term transphotography because it “transforms” the images and “transfers” them to the present times.

If you would like to know more about the creative process behind this project, click here.

Colonized nº 96
Colonized nº 96

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Slave woman working with her son, Pernambuco, Brasil, 1888 (110cm x 130cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 95
Colonized nº 95

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Manchu Woman, Beijing, China, 1869 (120cm x 140cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 94
Colonized nº 94

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Algerian woman, Africa, 1921 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 93
Colonized nº 93

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Woman from a colony in Senegal, Africa, 1988 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 92
Colonized nº 92

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Shanta Rao, dancer, India, ca. 1947 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 91
Colonized nº 91

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Courtesan Yagumo, Kyoto, Japan, 1922 (155cm x 120cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 90
Colonized nº 90

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Ngandjera woman, Namibia, 1940 (100cm x 130cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 89
Colonized nº 89

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Mother and son, Mombasa, 1912 (100cm x 130cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 88
Colonized nº 88

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Hula dancer, Tahiti, Polinesia, 1930 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 87
Colonized nº 87

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Maasai woman from Meru, Tanzania, ca. 1900-1904 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 86
Colonized nº 86

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Algerian woman, Africa, 1920 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2021

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Colonized nº 85
Colonized nº 85

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Woman from Beijing, China, 1869 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2021

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Colonized nº 84
Colonized nº 84

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Senior maiko Fukusake, Kyoto, Japan, 1930 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2021

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Colonized nº 83
Colonized nº 83

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Indian woman, Puerto España, Trinidad, Venezuela, 1890 Photography by Felix Morin (100cm x 130cm) Unique piece 2021

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Colonized nº 81
Colonized nº 81

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Young Bedouin named Fathma, from the Oued Nail tribe, Tunis, 1914 Photography by Rudolf Lehnert (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2021

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