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 81
Colonized nº 81

Young Bedouin named Fathma, from the Oued Nail tribe, Tunis, 1914 Photography by Rudolf Lehnert Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2021

Colonized nº 80
Colonized nº 80

Woman from Western Africa, Sudanwith, 1900 Photography by Edmond Fortier Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (100cm x 130cm) Unique piece 2021

Colonized nº 79
Colonized nº 79

Geisha from Osaka, Japan, 1893 Unknown autor Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (100cm x 130cm) Unique piece 2021

Colonized nº 78
Colonized nº 78

Vietnamese woman named Lai Caho, Vietnam, 1900 Unknown autor Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2021

Colonized nº 77
Colonized nº 77

Sanemá Yanoama, Amazon Jungle, Venezuela, 1940 Unknown autor Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (100cm x 130cm) Unique piece 2021

Colonized nº 76
Colonized nº 76

Bali Legong Dancer, Indonesia, 1930 Unknown author Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2020

Colonized nº 75
Colonized nº 75

Geisha, Japan, 1943 Photography by Ihei Kimura Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (120cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2020

Colonized nº 74
Colonized nº 74

Portrait of Henlong (Konyak Naga) working in the field, Nagaland, India, 1937 Unknown author Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (120cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2020

Colonized nº 73
Colonized nº 73

Geisha from Yokohama wearing a superb kimono with a spider web motif, Japan, 1908 Unknown author Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (100cm x 120cm) Unique piece 2020

Colonized nº 72
Colonized nº 72

Maiko Yachiyo II (geisha) of Osaka dressed for the Ashibe Odori, the public dances of the Nanchi Gokagi, Japan, 1888 Unknown author Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2020

Colonized nº 71
Colonized nº 71

Yoshi-chō Pontaro, Japan, 1907 Unknown author Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (120cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2020

Colonized nº 70
Colonized nº 70

Courtesan Yagumo of the Shimabara district in Kyoto, Japan,1922 Unknown author Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (220cm x 155cm) Unique piece 2020

Colonized nº 69
Colonized nº 69

Vietnamese woman with bridal dress, Vietnam, 1897 Unknown autor Old photography with mixed technique and collage watercolor paper on canvas (120cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2020

Colonized nº 68
Colonized nº 68

Geisha Hamayü of the Shinbashi geisha district wearing a shibori yukata (tie-dyed cotton Kimono), Tokyo, Japan, 1911 Unknown author Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2020

Colonized nº 67
Colonized nº 67

Japanese Shaman, Japan,1890 Unknown author Old photography with mixed technique and collage Watercolor paper on canvas (130cm x 100cm) Unique piece 2020

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