La buena esposa







artist book



A visual essay that explores the tension between duty and desire during the franquismo.
 

description project


Between 1939 and 1975, the franquismo, hand in hand with the national-catolicismo, encouraged a model of a women that permeated in society, based on the ideal of woman-mother-wife. Rules and attitudes imposed along almost four decades were taken as normal, usual or natural.

La buena esposa presents an encounter with some episodes of the lives of eight women who were born during the dictatorship regime, through the interpretation of their personal photographic archives.

The project examines the way in which these relationships took shape through the images of their family albums, among which were vestiges of the portraits they sent to their lovers, friends or relatives.
 



La buena esposa. Shortlisted, V DOCfield Dummy Award Fundación Banc Sabadell, 2018. Exhibited at FotoColectania, Barcelona, 2019.

This project has been posible thanks to the collaboration of Àngels, Araceli, Elena, Encarna, Felisa,  Madalena, Montse and Úrsula.
Series of 56 photographs.
Black and white film negative.
Medium format 6x6cm.


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