EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN EXPERIENCES: PREGNANCY & LABOUR
This project is connected with my previous EXTRAORDINARY & EXTREME HUMAN Conditions.
However, this time it is more personal to me. Because it will be directed towards women. My goal is to interview women about their experiences and feelings during pregnancy and childbirth. These stories are extremely endearing because it is impossible to describe ... how much sacrifice and pain a woman can bear for her child. While working on the project, my attention is drawn to the Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra, she made portraits of women just after giving birth with a baby. They are actually 3 women, but what an extremely ingenious project.
I want to understand it from the perspective of the viewer and, in a sense, prepare myself before my own birth. Documentary photography is a message of what is hidden behind the photo. What was the reason for taking the photo and why the photographer focused his attention here and not on the whole figure. Walking down the street, we won't recognize what marks or scars women have on their bodies. By asking them directly, we will not get an answer. That's why you should talk to them and let the trust build up.