Young Brazilian photographer Luisa Dörr won a World Press Photo award in 2019 and has gained recognition for her masterful portraiture and use of colour in recent years. This exhibition is mainly made up of two different series. The first explores the world of the Flying Cholitas, the Bolivian women who adopt the very masculine codes of wrestling to empower women in their community. The photographer then takes us to Spain with her Falleras series captured during the Valencia Fallas, for which women prepare their dresses and costumes all year round, ready to take to the streets lined with giant papier-mâché sculptures. In these two stories, traditions clash with or embrace modernity. Luisa Dörr belongs to the young generation of photographers who are putting women centre stage, creating countless portraits of her contemporaries, exploring the depths of the favellas or depicting the lifestyles of the bourgeoise, capturing the dignity of her subjects and their condition in each shot.
photographs by Luisa DÖRR
From 01/07/2020 to 31/10/2020 FESTIVAL PHOTO LA GACILLY Place de la Ferronnerie 56200 LA GACILLY France