“Each one of these popular neighborhoods or new neighborhoods can best be described as corals that make up a reef, which rise out of nothing and become epicenters and informal settlements that go on shaping the mosaic of the city, creating new landscapes very much their own,” Lorena tells Foto-Féminas.
The site is exceptional in the diversity of style, running the gamut from documentary to conceptual photography.
Foto-Féminas welcomes the female gaze, complicated, refreshing, exploring hard truths, challenging societal norms. Common themes include family, culture, femininity and self-reflection, slowly erasing the stereotypical vision that Latin American is a homogeneous population. Think about it: The region is composed of 33 countries with distinct cultures and traditions.
Ana Espinal, the May 2020 featured photographer, was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. Her “Part of Me” series focuses on the menstrual cycle, and she wants to dispel the shame associated with menstruation. “I want to convey the hidden reality of the female body, the pain and the imperfections that are not openly talked about and remain invisible,” she told Verónica.