In these portraits I symbolically express my devastation against female discrimation thoughout the world.
It is estimated that over 700,000 women are trafficked each year although it is not known exactly how many are women. Most of these women are trafficked for
sexual exploitation. The most disturbing is that in parts of the Middle East, “honor killings” are still practiced. These killings can be brought on by women
engaging in homosexual acts or sexual acts outside of marriage, wanting to end or prevent and arranged marriage or even dressing too provocatively.
In Turkey, there is no protection for women being abused, there are no shelters or help for women in these dangerous circumstances.In Saudi Arabia
women are not allowed to drive. Yemeni women are some of the least empowered women in the world. In Nepal if a woman is raped or assaulted
the perpetrators are not punished, they aren't even arrested. These are all examples of extreme discrimination of women throughout the world but
we can find more subtle examples of discrimination. There is still a twenty percent pay gap between men and women working in the same field.
There has however been progress.
If we can keep shedding a light on the discrimination of women we can hopefully change things for the better.