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MARTA FÀBREGAS ARAGALL

COLONIZED

I started working on my project Colonized towards the end of 2016, and the technique I chose is known as “transphotography”. As its name suggests, transpho- tography means through photography. That is, pho-tography is my base or vehicle.

I look for old pictures of women, old images from the end of the 19th century or the beginning of the 20th, right when photography was an innovative invention and still very rarely used. Some are portraits of women slaves, maids, mental patients, humble women, working wom- en; others portray rich women with their luxury garments. But, what makes these women equal is that they all suf- fered some kind of colonization. I look for portraits that convey a woman’s soul, portraits that cause an impact, portraits that are able to explain who these women were and how they were colonized. Women fighters who were colonized simply for being women.


Born 1974, Barcelona, Spain.
Lives and works in Barcelona.