Photo documentary on the status of women in Japan

By supporting this project, you will help our partner association Les Simones du Boudoir to promote the place of women in society.

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Photo documentary on the status of women in Japan

After a 3 months photo report in Japan, I'm back in France to exhibit my report "Subaltern". It highlights the female condition on the archipelago through 3 themes: the conflict of generations, the respect of elders and society stronger than the individual. 

I am a Master 2 student at KEDGE Bordeaux, the exhibition is part of a program of the institution dedicated to the promotion of student initiatives towards associations. The objective of this program is to promote associative projects with a real social impact.

Despite some reforms and efforts, the status of Japanese women has not changed much, both at work and at home. This set of photographs is not an "I accuse" of any country or civilization, it is not a question of pointing the finger at culture, but rather of reflecting on a problem that exists in many societies around the world. This report, which deals with a sensitive subject, is not a reflection of Japanese society with its pop-culture, its gastronomy, its history and so many others that have nourished the fantasies of many French people for decades.

However, I focused on a specific subject and tried to paint the situation of women in Japanese society through my foreign eye and through the point of view of many women telling their stories.

In this report, we find Japanese women torn between the two poles of a post-modern society, anonymous women, absorbed by a society stronger than the individual. Through an interview, we also find the point of view of a western woman who moved to Japan 8 years ago to open her own business and many others. In order to improve the status of women in Japan or in the rest of the world, the aggregation of an infinity of small initiatives is necessary so that mentalities are in rupture with those of the old generations.

I am convinced that this exhibition combined with a fund-raising event will be one of those initiatives which, when added together, will make a difference in the long term.

Waar dient de collecte voor

The cost of the project is 1587.58€. Profits and funds raised over and above the costs will be donated to the Simones du Boudoir association - a non-profit association - based on the Basque Coast.

It is a self-help group whose aim is to bring together women who defend values of female solidarity through conferences and other events that promote the place of women in society.

The costs of the project in detail:
- Film development at Bayonne Camara:
195,55 euros

- IKEA wooden frames:
227.99 euros

- Patxi Laskaraï prints permager:
447 euros

- Framing & matting made to measure by Arteis:
203,04 euros

- Freshly varnished Etxe Nami:
100 euros

- Brochures leaflets & A3 posters Marcos Impression Anglet:
356 euros

TOTAL costs: 1529.58 euros.

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