•black and white photo challenge day three•
this image is from my latest analogue, long exposure series and my master’s thesis show in brooklyn at @bushwickdkrm -this series was entitled ‘magam occulta’ translated into english it means ‘witch of secrets’. my thesis brought together the philosophical concept of the ‘singularity of photography’ and relayed it to the subjectivity within the beholder of the photographic image.
how has women's autonomy developed from the time of the salem witch trials to the place of women in grassroots movements? the female body, reproduction, use of the body to control and manipulate, ties between women and nature, ritual, and objectification can be traced across time and space within these histories. how are cultural identity, time, and place echoed throughout history, in collective memory and in tying the past to the present? this series draws connections between resistance, witchcraft, and its use to persecute radical women. it relates to pre-christian european religion, and pre-christian mesoamerican religion in chiapas.