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Neus Solà

Documentary Photographer
Location: Barcelona
Nationality: Spain
Biography: Neus Solà (1984) is a documentary photographer and portraitist born and based in Barcelona. She holds a degree in Humanities, a diploma in Fine Arts and a master’s degree in Visual Anthropology. Interested in exploring the human... read on
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neus solà
Nov 6, 2019
Location: Perpignan, France

Poupées (“dolls” in french) is a bittersweet look at the gypsy female condition of the suburb of La Cité of Perpignan, France, a district exclusively gypsy considered one of the poorest in the city. With the intention to draw a visual testimony of the young gypsy female of this community, I’ve fixed my gaze on the preliminary steps of their transition to adulthood, in a desire to show the wildest side of their existence, in contrast with restrictions that they will have to shoulder once they lose their virginity and become adult women. I entittled this project “dolls” as a metaphor associated with the gypsy patriarchal system. On one hand, the title alludes to the innocence and purity characterizing the universe of female children, which is in close connection with the honour and virginity; on the other side, it refers to the concept of woman-object through the early hypersexualization of these girls while, paradoxically, they have to live with the essential standards of their tradition.


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SALVOCONDUCTO. Dinámica participativa en torno a las fronteras by #Rizoma8

By Neus Solà / Portbou — Este sábado 28 no os perdáis el taller SALVOCONDUCTO !  Una dinámica..
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"Poupées" at FOTOLIMO Festival

By Neus Solà / Cerbere, France — FOTOLIMO Festival de Photographie et Arts Visuels POUPÉES *Solo exhibition" September 19th -..
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"Images d'elles" IWPA exhibition 2017 in Alliançe Française of Toulouse (France)

By Neus Solà — Happy to see a part of Poupées on the "Images d'Elles" exhibition at Alliançe Française of..
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By Neus Solà — Todavía no me lo creo, pero estoy muy feliz de anunciar que he sido la ganadora de los  Encuentros..
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Laureate of the Festival MANIFESTO 2017

By Neus Solà — Very happy to be among the laureatees of the Festival Manifesto 2017! "Poupées" and I will wait for you at..
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International Women Photographers Award Exhibition. March 8th 2017

By Neus Solà — Panel Discussion: March 8th 2017 Title of discussion: Real and Ideal Time: 5-7pm Location: Auditorium,..
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POUPÉES finalist of the IWPA 2017

By Neus Solà — My recent work "Poupées" about the french gypsy girls of Perpignan is one of the 10 finalists of the..
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