So much potential in the day of birth
I wonder who you see when you look at me
This particular work focuses on going beyond people's expectations towards woman, culture, race, even religion; creating a new way to approach ideologies, disrupting the viewer and making an "in your face" statement, putting into evidence thoughts we weren't aware of or we didn't realise how wrong they were until we see the images and read the name of each piece.
It's a personal statement that says: This is who I am as a woman. I am what/who I am. No excuses, no apologies.
Stefania Tejada, from Colombia, based in Paris
– Description of my art:
"The realness of the feminine spirit"
In my work I explore the relationship between woman, photography and self-expression. The way a woman owns her identity, her cultural background and her beliefs. I find fascinating the way a woman can express so much with just being herself and they way she connects and shares her life’s statement with just her eyes. The eyes can say so much. No words needed.
I protest against how infame some countries can be for women, the way they walk over woman’s rights by showing their true beauty, empowering them through their garments, their surroundings and their natural essence.