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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 112
Colonized nº 112

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Japanese dancer, Japan, 1920 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 105
Colonized nº 105

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Pearl recollector, Hekura-Hegura jima, Japan, 1933 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 103
Colonized nº 103

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Sarkole woman, Gambia, 1925 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 102
Colonized nº 102

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper South african choir singer, London Stereoscopic Company, 1891 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 101
Colonized nº 101

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper South african choir singer, London Stereoscopic Company, 1891 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 100
Colonized nº 100

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Wodaabe woman, Sahel, Nigeria, 1932 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 98
Colonized nº 98

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Swahili woman, Nigeria, 1923 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2022

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Colonized nº 97
Colonized nº 97

Transphotography from old picture on watercolor paper Postcard from the Meiji era of a Geisha with a Hagoita palette next to a snowman, Japan, 1907 (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2022

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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 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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