There is no place in this world for racism, sexism or any other discrimination that just make humanity less human. We should share Love and no Hate ❤️.
I’ve create #KimGarzaEqualismProject , an analog photo series of women portraits to fight Racism, Sexism and all kinds of discrimination…
I have been inspired to start this photo series agains discrimination not just because I see it, but because I lived it. Discrimination is a wide topic, and sometimes people just don’t realize that they’ve discriminated other people.
Personally, I faced many challenges, mainly two types of discrimination.
First of all, being a women today is still hard, even we are in the 21st century, there is a lot of unbalance between women and men. I’m also a woman engineer, and of course in a world of men engineers, in my first work I was surrender by men who taught “oh that pretty face should know nothing about engineering”. Thanks for the pretty face compliment, but I’m as prepared as all of you, not because I’m a woman I’m less capable to be an engineer. After a few time, I earned my respect, but, the reality is, I should’ve had that respect since the beginning.
Then, I started my journey in Berlin, Germany, the capital of a first world, one of the best in the european union. I’ve learned a lot there, knowing a lot of people you discover more and more stories, and of course other types of discriminations. In my case, what I face was that my passport dictated my opportunities. As I’m Mexican, and unfortunately, people globally don’t see Mexicans very capable in the academic sector, my job applications just told me no without measuring my capabilities. Of course this wasn’t the case in every part of Berlin, but unfortunately the majority were like this.
I think most of the people have faced something like this, that the world judged you even before knowing you, which is not correct.
That was my inspiration to create this series, I wanted to be honest, transparent, and original. That’s why I chose to use analog and keep the photos as they are by just taking one photo. I invited nine women with different nationalities who are agains discrimination. I told them “when I take the photo, look at the lens and tell the world just with your eyes what do you think about discrimination”. The results amazed me. I’m really grateful with all my models, together we’ve created this amazing photo series.
Let’s open our minds and judge the people by what they really are. Give Love and Not Hate.
I used my Canon Ftb QL, 50mm f/1.4 lens and a Kodak 400TX film. If you want to know more about this camera, visit my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/kimgarza