Monday, August 9, 2010

Beautiful, Comfortable and Trapped

“I have serious doubts whether these women are really happy.” Although her subjects told her they felt financially secure, the images implicitly criticize what Ms. de Tezanos sees as a patriarchal society that values women’s dependence on men to ensure that security.
This photo series, not from Turkey but Guatemala, poignantly raises the issue of what role can women have in a society dominated by men. Once the children are off at school, can a woman feel fulfilled by her life at home? The photographer clearly argues "no".

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