Culture - NOMINEE: neus solà
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Poupées (“dolls” in french) is a documentary photography project which proposes a reflection on the concept of identity and freedom of young gypsy girls of the suburb of La Cité of Perpignan, France, a district exclusively gypsy considered one of the poorest in the city. With the intention to draw a visual testimony of the young gypsy female of this community, I’ve fixed my gaze on the preliminary steps of their transition to adulthood, in a desire to show the wildest side of their existence, in contrast with restrictions that they will have to shoulder once they lose their virginity and become women.
Neus Solà (1984) is a documentary photographer born and based in Barcelona. Neus graduated in Humanities, specialized in philosophy, at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (UPF). After Studying Fine Arts in the University of Barcelona (UB) where she started in the field of painting and analog photography, she obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in International Cultural Cooperation (UB) and a MA in Visual Anthropology (UB). She completed her studies with several courses and workshops in photography, video and editing, among which she highlights the course of Fine Art and Documentary Photography at « El Observatorio ». Neus has worked as a freelance photographer for NGO’s, social movements and other projects in various fields. Currently her work is focused on the development of her own personal projects focusing on issues of identity, gender and ethnic minorities from an anthropological perspective.