Religion is a series of four photos about my perception of the Catholic church in Slovenia. I was raised in a catholic household and started feeling trapped in the teachings of people around me very soon. I rebelled and distanced myself from the religion completely when I was 12 years old, but I carried oppression in my subconsciousness. When I grew up I understood more deeply how the religion effects women around the world and takes away their freedom of expression and authentic personality. This hurt me deeply and I felt like I couldn't move on and stay quiet so the image of a censored female Jesus was born. I felt it perfectly describes my experience, because women in religion often carry the biggest burden and are constantly silenced, censored and punished for their good deeds. From there, three other photos accompanied with quotes or my own thoughts were born. I used biblical visuals to express my resentment of the teachings. Series shows the path to personal liberation.
CORRECT ORDER OF PHOTOS:
- Miracle (missing because of the three works limitations)