Jackie Knapp

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The female body is nothing short of a miracle, stronger than any of us were taught to think about ourselves. During the pandemic deep into the shelter in place order, I got to witness a home birth. These images were inspired by the water birth, the beauty of both the before and after. As the powerful mama groaned during the last bit of labor, we all cried, this year cracking us in ways we didn't expect. But baby girl made her debut and they named her Elsie Anastasia, Anastasia meaning resurrection. Maybe life is coming out of all this pain. Maybe all the cracking means we are being reborn. 

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Italy
Cesena
The image of woman has always been defined by symbology and stereotypes which despite all the fights and the achievements are still present in the contemporary society. The search of a proper and collective identity guides this project, not to give us answers but to leave us with old and new ques...
Italy
FORLI
A young photographer who has always had a passion for art, for some time she has combined this interest with the spontaneity of the photographic storytelling, conceived not only as a classic account of experiences, but as a real story that with more personal and creative shots conveys the secret cha...
United States of America
Brooklyn
I'm uncomfortable being photographed and have been uncomfortable exposing a lot of skin - even at the beach. Like most females growing up in a big city, the unsolicited and lewd attention, that began in my pre-teen years, made me guarded, feeling ashamed of my body. Now, as a mature woman I've been...
Germany
Berlin
Photography is transformation - the connection between yesterday and today, now and tomorrow. It heals the past and shows the moment in the now. It connects people and nature, connects woman and man, female and male. These are the basic principles of my work and I apply them to every assignment and...
Italy
Carpi
As an oyster to the shell we are tied to our bodies Plato wrote, so the body of the woman is tied to an indelible collective imagination and in the same way I am tied to my body and theirs.

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