The Best Female Photographers published in Dodho Magazine. The great stories by Julia Fullerton Batten, Dina Oganova, Aria Baro, Kata Sedlak and Vanessa Paxton.
In Service by Julia Fullerton-Batten
During the Edwardian era in Britain (1901 to 1911) over 1.5 million men and women were employed as servants in the homes of the wealthy. Being ‘In Service’ was a way to escape poverty, but it was not the relatively comfortable life frequently illustrated in today’s media. It was hard work, and there was exploitation and abuse, some of it sexual in nature. “In Service” exposes some of the going-on behind the walls of the houses of the privileged class in that era.A scullery maid in a great London house in the early 1900s was the lowest rank of servant. She had to do the most menial of tasks, scrub the floors, wash dishes and clothes, carry heavy buckets full of water, iron using primitive flat-irons heated on the stove, clean the fireplace and front steps, polish shoes and boots of everyone in the household – also those of fellow servants – even iron shoe-laces. More….
Nenka Ukraine by Dina Oganova
It was 2009 when i went first time in Kiev (capital) of Ukraine and was totally in love with this amazing country and lovely people. I think Ukrainians and Georgians has a lot of common. 2014 was the hardest and sadness year for this beautiful country, but at the same time I was so proud of them, because they were fighting for their independent, for their European choose. More…
What I mean by objectivity is not the objectivity of a machine, but of a sensible human being with the mystery of personal selection at the heart of it. The second challenge has been to impose order onto the things seen and to supply the visual context and the intellectual framework – that to me is the art of photography.
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Our summer stories by Kata Sedlak
The idea behind the photo series “Our summer stories” came to existence after my three-year break – the maternity leave. As a photographer, I am oscillating between painting and photography; I am always striving to communicate an emotion through photography and to discover grandeur in quite ordinary scenes. I love to work with light and facial, and physical expressions. This is my first conceptual project since my return to work: I am mother of three, wife of a visual artist and our entire environment we live in is predestined for creation of memories and artworks. The story captures the everyday life of our family in summer 2013. More…
Wasteland by Vanessa Paxton
Seven years ago. That’s how long ago I created these images. I can hardly believe its been so long. I was in a very dark place when I created this series. I remember having the wildest dreams (cats on trampolines in a desert?!). I was very much tormented by those dreams. Working through this series was the only way I knew how to work through my depression. It gave me a reason to get out of bed in the mornings. I used to make two or three images a day. Though I ended up scraping most of what I created. Now I wish I’d kept them. They were never really meant to be anything. They were just for me, and for whatever reason I felt unattached to the things I created. The process itself was all I cared about, not the end result. More…
Forgotten by Aria Baro
The Forgotten series was established this year. Presents people who became forgotten under the layers. Each photo represents other place and layer. An effect that was created for this photo shoot is not photoshop, but honest and true preparation before a photo shoot. Maria says, this photo shooting was very difficult for preparation, many assistants and the models. One model get ill after.The author tried to reach out feelings of nostalgia, melancholy and loneliness, because human stayed alone with himself on the end. Maria loves the feeling of nostalgia and still do not know why exactly. More….
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