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The Discourse Project

The Discourse Project

Discourse [41.3777, 2.1416] is a mirror covered ring with the same shape and dimensions as the fountains in the lake of the Parc d’Espanya Industrial in Barcelona. The art installation was originally created for the ephemeral and site specific onsite exhibition I curated in July this year.

After the event, I decided to create a journey through various space- and time-specific locations and create a ‘spin off’ series: The Discourse Project










Although the artwork is the same, it’s installation in each location makes it site specific. This can be seen in the title given to each installation, such as Discourse [14.4446, 35.9148]. The numbers in the artwork’s title refer to the project’s longitude and latitude. Therefore these digits vary from location to location, just as it’s interaction is particular to these varied space and time conditions. At the end, there is one constant: the ring includes a marker and it always points North.

The ring installation is covered with mirrors. This mirrored surface brings what is “up there” to the ground. They reflect what’s above and contrast it with the ground below.
An uncontrolled and totally site specific phenomenon is the Discourse between the installation and the low lying sun rays coming through depending on the time of the day. This interaction creates a glow of light on the ground furthering the ring’s communication with this site.

The passage of time

The #passage of #time and #oxygen on a given surface. #Oxidization changes #textures, #colours and #structures in #inanimate surfaces thus giving #life to the #inorganic.
A #series of #unfiltered #abstract #photography #art series by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood #facebook #iron #concrete #wall #distressed #visualpoetry #facebook #art #urban #stories and #narrativeshttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUI_6SwjWl2/ via Instagram

The passage of time

The #passage of #time and #oxygen on a given surface. #Oxidization changes #textures, #colours and #structures in #inanimate surfaces thus giving #life to the #inorganic.
A #series of #unfiltered #abstract #photography #art series by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood #facebook #iron #concrete #wall #distressed #visualpoetry #facebook #art #urban #stories and #narrativeshttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUI_1cRDh38/ via Instagram

The passage of time

The #passage of #time and #oxygen on a given surface. #Oxidization changes #textures, #colours and #structures in #inanimate surfaces thus giving #life to the #inorganic.
A #series of #unfiltered #abstract #photography #art series by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood #facebook #iron #concrete #wall #distressed #visualpoetry #facebook #art #urban #stories and #narrativeshttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUI_y9GD096/ via Instagram

The Line Runs Through

The Line goes through. An #investigaton on the #border #frontier #edge from one #reality to another creating a #line. All #photos taken at the #barcelona #zoo with #reptiles this time: a #crocodile #aligator . Another #instagram 3 column grid #photography #series. #art by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood Also on #facebookhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUGcLlGj840/ via Instagram

The Line Runs Through

The Line goes through. An #investigaton on the #border #frontier #edge from one #reality to another creating a #line. All #photos taken at the #barcelona #zoo with #reptiles this time: a #crocodile #aligator . Another #instagram 3 column grid #photography #series. #art by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood Also on #facebookhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUGcG24jREd/ via Instagram

The Line Runs Through

The Line goes through. An #investigaton on the #border #frontier #edge from one #reality to another creating a #line. All #photos taken at the #barcelona #zoo with #reptiles this time: a #turtle #tortoise coming up for air. Another #instagram 3 column grid #photography #series. #art by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood Also on #facebookhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUGb-6CDQxe/ via Instagram

Flow of lines

The #passage of #time and #oxygen on a given surface. #Oxidization changes #textures, #colours and #structures in #inanimate surfaces thus giving #life to the #inorganic.
A new #photography #art series by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood also on #facebook
#floor #pavements #textureshttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUD4A6QDhe4/ via Instagram

Flow of lines

The #passage of #time and #oxygen on a given surface. #Oxidization changes #textures, #colours and #structures in #inanimate surfaces thus giving #life to the #inorganic.
A new #photography #art series by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood also on #facebook
#oxidized #metalhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUD31kUjxOM/ via Instagram

Flow of lines

One of my old #paintings on the journey life takes us through just started a new journey of its own and is currently on its way to Santiago de Campostella to start a new life there. Whilst bidding farewell to it, I realized just how similar the #textured #narrative theme is to the work I am still attracted to and producing today. Painting #detail by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood #barcelona #arthttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUD3paijR8J/ via Instagram

Flow of lines

Investigating #curved #edges from photos taken at the #barcelona #zoo with #reptiles mainly a #snake and #crocodile #aligator Making #abstract #designs from live #animal #skins and creating a #flow between the #photos in the #instagram 3 column grid.
An #art #photography series by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood Also on #facebookhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUBdSLiDoC8/ via Instagram

Flow of lines

Investigating #curved #edges from photos taken at the #barcelona #zoo with #reptiles mainly a #snake and #crocodile #aligator Making #abstract #designs from live #animal #skins and creating a #flow between the #photos in the #instagram 3 column grid.
An #art #photography series by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood Also on #facebookhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUBdPhzjhf5/ via Instagram

Flow of lines

Investigating #curved #edges from photos taken at the #barcelona #zoo with #reptiles mainly a #snake and #crocodile #aligator Making #abstract #designs from live #animal #skins and creating a #flow between the #photos in the #instagram 3 column grid.
An #art #photography series by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood Also on #facebookhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUBdEBADMhu/ via Instagram

Oxygen & the Passage of Time

The #passage of #time and #oxygen on a given surface. #Oxidization changes #textures, #colours and #structures in #inanimate surfaces thus giving #life to the #inorganic.
A new #photography #series by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood This project is part of the instagram #art project where #edges and #lines #flow through the Instagram 3 column grid. Also on #facebook #distressed #concrete #floor #greenhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BT-uFe8D3-2/ via Instagram

Oxygen & the Passage of Time

The #passage of #time and #oxygen on a given surface. #Oxidization changes #textures, #colours and #structures in #inanimate surfaces thus giving #life to the #inorganic.
A new #photography #series by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood This project is part of the instagram #art project where #edges and #lines #flow through the Instagram 3 column grid. Also on #facebook #distressed #wallhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BT-t95vjVQi/ via Instagram

Oxygen & the Passage of Time

The #passage of #time and #oxygen on a given surface. #Oxidization changes #textures, #colours and #structures in #inanimate surfaces thus giving #life to the #inorganic.
A new #photography #series by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood This project is part of the instagram #art project where #edges and #lines #flow through the Instagram 3 column grid. Also on #facebook #oxidized #metalhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BT-t4NFjayV/ via Instagram
(un)processed: red meat

(un)processed: red meat

Have we become so used to eating #processed #food that we have lost touch with the reality of our actions? Is food processing turning into a kind of #foodcensorship? Processed #photos of #unprocessed food so that it is not #bloody #humanlike or #offensive anymore. Photos of #redmeat found in my #localsupermarket in #barcelona – #photography by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood #barcelona If you like my #artwork please #follow my #facebook page and #artblog . A condensed and better explained version will shortly be available on my website.http://ift.tt/2r43h47 via Instagram
(un)processed: red meat

(un)processed: red meat

Have we become so used to eating #processed #food that we have lost touch with the reality of our actions? Is food processing turning into a kind of #foodcensorship? Processed #photos of #unprocessed food so that it is not #bloody #humanlike or #offensive anymore. Photos of #redmeat found in my #localsupermarket in #barcelona – #photography by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood #barcelona If you like my #artwork please #follow my #facebook page and #artblog . A condensed and better explained version will shortly be available on my website.http://ift.tt/2r40ms6 via Instagram
(un)processed: red meat

(un)processed: red meat

Have we become so used to eating #processed #food that we have lost touch with the reality of our actions? Is food processing turning into a kind of #foodcensorship? Processed #photos of #unprocessed food so that it is not #bloody #humanlike or #offensive anymore. Photos of #redmeat found in my #localsupermarket in #barcelona – #photography by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood #barcelona If you like my #artwork please #follow my #facebook page and #artblog . A condensed and better explained version will shortly be available on my website.http://ift.tt/2pBePKT via Instagram
(un)Processed

(un)Processed


Have we become so used to #eating #processed #food that we have lost touch with the reality of our actions? Processed #photo of #unprocessed food. Found in #barcelona – #photography of #cleaned #white #intestine #textures #casqueria by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood #artbarcelona #instagramproject #art #facebook #artbloghttps://www.instagram.com/p/BT3AkuQj1I7/ via Instagram

(un)Processed

(un)Processed

Have we become so used to #eating #processed #food that we have lost touch with the reality of our actions? Processed #photo of #unprocessed food. Found in #barcelona – #photography of #cleaned #white #intestine #textures #casqueria by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood #artbarcelona #instagramproject #art #facebook #artbloghttps://www.instagram.com/p/BT3Ahilj9u_/ via Instagram
(un)Processed

(un)Processed

Have we become so used to #eating #processed #food that we have lost touch with the reality of our actions? Processed #photo of #unprocessed food. Found in #barcelona – #photography of #cleaned #white #intestine #textures #casqueria by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood #artbarcelona #instagramproject #art #facebook #artbloghttps://www.instagram.com/p/BT3AcwkDdmm/ via Instagram

Some #investigations on how the change of #perspective and the use of #filters convey a different #narrative and #emotions . View from #torredembarra to #altafulla on the costa daurada during the #beautiful #sea #storm a few days ago photographed at #dusk #twilight – #photography by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother living in #barcelona during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood #art #artbarcelona #artblog

via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qqQyeg

Seascapes: the storm

Some #investigations on how the change of #perspective and the use of #filters convey a different #narrative and #emotions . View from #torredembarra to #altafulla on the costa daurada during the #beautiful #sea #storm a few days ago photographed at #dusk #twilight – #photography by #alexiamedici a #maltese #artist and #mother living in #barcelona during her #artistresidencyinmotherhood #art #artbarcelona #artblog
via Instagram http://ift.tt/2pGvcc3
On Inspiration (series)

On Inspiration (series)

Inspiration I: a Balloon of Gold Dust, Perfume and Glitter

This has probably been my best week in a very long time… I had a lovely catch up with fellow artist / personal inspiration Rebecca Lyne, then had another great talk with another amazing artist Ely Daou and finished off the week by going to Swab, Barcelona’s internacional contemporary art fair.

After speaking to Ely I explained that I felt inspired like a balloon full of gold dust, perfume and glitter. This feeling stayed with me all weekend and now I’ve got something to show…

Inspiration II: Opulent, Musty and Magical

I have decided to make a three part series on this theme with this piece being the second.
The colours used are meant to represent the richness, sensuality and intimacy one feels when feeling inspired. There’s a whole universe spreading out from the seed of one ephemeral, fertile and opulent thought.

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Inspiration III: The Butterflies Within

This is the final photo from the Inspiration series of photos. It’s called The Butterflies Within which is self explanatory really. I just hope to keep the inspiration on fire for as long as possible to fuel my many upcoming personal and artistic projects :)

Synonyms: animated, aroused, eager, enthusiastic, excited, impassioned, juiced up, passionate, stirred up, excited, aroused, awakened, beside oneself, charged, delighted, feverish, fired up, high, inspired, juiced up, keyed up, moved, on fire, passionate, pumped, stimulated.

 

Conclusion – New Life

Conclusion – New Life

First I was melancholic, then I was sad, then I found some way to express myself. I was baffled as I didn’t understand what I was up to. I called the pieces Untitled and moved on. Making the pieces made me feel in tune with myself and I got inspired and my energy came back. I thought about my father lots and sometimes got melancholic again, but not for long. Most of it had passed. Then I realized that the anniversary of my father’s death was approaching and this is what had probably triggered off these experiences. Now I understand and accept giving me a sense of peace. After Coming out of the Dark, I can now conclude with Conclusion – New Life. It does not cut off from my previous experiences but it is a coming together and closing the circle thus starting a new chapter.

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In my visual language, darkness is not something to be scared about, or something to stay away from. Darkness can be comforting, it is an unknown, but a comfortable or even friendly unknown and this is shown in the warm and rich hues it which it is embedded.

The second year of my father’s passing away is fast approaching. This is bringing a whole new set on unknown emotions to the surface which I am trying to process. Am I feeling melancholic? Am I at peace with his death? Will this ever heal? Do I want it to?

Coming out of the Dark

Coming out of the Dark

In my visual language, darkness is not something to be scared about, or something to stay away from. Darkness can be comforting, it is an unknown, but a comfortable or even friendly unknown and this is shown in the warm and rich hues it which it is embedded.

In this picture, Coming out of the Dark refers to an understanding of this darkness, what it represents (my melancholy triggered by my father’s passing away) and an acceptance. This understanding and acceptance allows me move on whilst carrying these emotions with me.

The second year of my father’s passing away is fast approaching. This is bringing a whole new set on unknown emotions to the surface which I am trying to process. Am I feeling melancholic? Am I at peace with his death? Will this ever heal? Do I want it to?
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Ode to a loved soul

Ode to a loved soul

I can feel your energy

My father was my mentor, the one who really shaped my perspective about life, love and all things abstract.

He was also a friend who whom I could debate and learn from life’s many lessons. He’s given me ambition, thought me how to think out of the box and follow my intuition and dreams, no matter what.

He also thought me to know what I want in life, so that if it comes across my path, I will recognize it.
I miss him deeply, but I also know that he is always with me, sometimes by my side, and at other times checking on me and my family from far away. These photos represent just this. The energies of a loved one close by, felt by my soul, yet invisible to my eyes.

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“I know you’re here”

I know you're there
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The second year of my father’s passing away is fast approaching. This is bringing a whole new set on unknown emotions to the surface which I am trying to process. Am I feeling melancholic? Am I at peace with his death? I know that I miss him and try to fit his presence in my everyday life, however I still catch myself crying every now and again, especially if I come across a photo of his that I hadn’t seen before, or if a movie or a story reminds me of him, his greatness or his sickness. Will this ever heal? Do I want it to? Will I forget him? This thought terrifies me….

Connecting Energies

Connecting Energies

The second year of my father’s passing away is fast approaching. This is bringing a whole new set on unknown emotions to the surface which I am trying to process. Am I feeling melancholic? Am I at peace with his death? I know that I miss him and try to fit his presence in my everyday life, however I still catch myself crying every now and again, especially if I come across a photo of his that I hadn’t seen before, or if a movie or a story reminds me of him, his greatness or his sickness. Will this ever heal? Do I want it to? Will I forget him? This thought terrifies me….

This photo is called “connection” as through it I feel as though I can somehow connect to my late father.

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A Visual Poem

A Visual Poem

In my visual language, darkness is not something to be scared about, or something to stay away from. Darkness can be comforting, it is an unknown, but a comfortable or even friendly unknown and this is shown in the warm and rich hues it which it is embedded.

The second year of my father’s passing away is fast approaching. This is bringing a whole new set on unknown emotions to the surface which I am trying to process. Am I feeling melancholic? Am I at peace with his death? Will this ever heal? Do I want it to?


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New Exhibition: “SeeMe Takeover Times Square” in New York

New Exhibition: “SeeMe Takeover Times Square” in New York

My photographs below have been selected to take part in the “SeeMe Takeover Times Square” exhibition in New Yorktimessquare2014The show took place on Thursday, July 24th from 8-9pm and consisted of a collage of see | me’s artists on the billboards of this important landmark.
The billboards are located at 46th St. and Broadway in the heart of NYC.

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“Bereavement” – Father & Daughter in black&white

“Bereavement” – Father & Daughter in black&white

My darling father has just passed away from a long sickness and as I find myself missing him immensely, I look at the relationship of my own daughter with her father with new eyes. The photos are in black and white to suggest this melancholy that I am feeling…. It’s just a moment in our everyday lives, however to me, at the moment everything is related to my dearest father. These are dedicated to you sweetheart xxxx

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Exhibition: “Scope Art Fair”, Miami Beach

Exhibition: “Scope Art Fair”, Miami Beach

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As mentioned in a previous post I was selected to take part in the See | Me booth of the Scope art fair, in Miami Beach, Florida. Obviously this is very exciting and I’m super thrilled to be part of such a show!! (More about Scope). Unfortunately it seems that this time I won’t be getting any photos of my work at the show, but looking at some of the work there is enough to keep me happy :)

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Inauguration Photos: “Creatives Rising”, New York

Inauguration Photos: “Creatives Rising”, New York

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Thank you, Ambika Singh (500px.com/AmbikaSingh) for documenting the event with these great photos.

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“What a night for an international gathering of creativity in Long Island City.

This past Saturday evening over 3,000 creatives, artists, and like-minded trend setters gathered in Long Island City to celebrate a digital display of over 5,000 images of artwork from the online, global See.Me campaign #CreativesRising. The images were projected from the roof of the See.Me gallery into Linc LIC, a new 42-story residential building in Long Island City. It was six hours untouched and unrivaled: possibly the largest digital mapping ever attempted in New York, able to be seen from all corners of the city.

The evening was a celebration of creativity with a series of events taking place in and around the See.Me headquarters in Long Island City.  Viewing took place across from Linc LIC, at “The Rockrose Lot” with an assortment of LIC foodies and name New York restaurants selling goodies all evening. The viewing and evening as a whole could not have happened without the generosity of Rockrose Development Corp., an amazing supporter of the arts in New York.

See.Me also opened the doors of it’s gallery, located at 26-19 Jackson Avenue, for up-close viewing of the #creativesrising campaign and live music throughout the evening. Directly next door at 26-15 Jackson Avenue See.Me, in partnership with Contaminate NYC, See.Me presented “The Seeds that Release” by Taxiplasm and Joseph Grazi: an interactive installation where two figures are bound together, enshrined by a dome of web. Audience members were invited to play God to the situation and sever their ties over the course of four hours, evolving the space from an art installation into an all night after-party headlined by DJ Nutritious of Spin Spin NYC.”

(Source: http://art-nerd.com/newyork/creatives-rising)

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New Exhibition: “Creatives Rising” in New York

New Exhibition: “Creatives Rising” in New York

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A Dance in the Dark has been selected be a part of another international exhibition see | me are producing titled “Creatives Rising” in New York

See.Me presents #CreativesRising
Saturday October 5th, 2013
6pm – Midnight

See | Exhibition Space
26-19 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101

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Setting up the exhibition :)

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GRANDPA LOVE

GRANDPA LOVE

2012 was a hard year for me, however it was even harder for my father and my then unborn daughter. It seemed they were not meant to meet each other, and yet they were both determined.

They fought hard, they fought for life and they won! Now I look at these photos and feel so happy and blessed.

These photos (none of them are posed) are so intimate and tender, and yet these subjects are so brave and strong. I love you.

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Exhibition: “The Story of the Creative” in New York

Exhibition: “The Story of the Creative” in New York

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A selection of my photos have been selected be a part of a special international exhibition See | Me are producing this summer titled “The Story of the Creative” in New York!

I have been invited to exhibit up to three images of my work within the newly installed digital exhibition room of the See | Me Exhibition Space in New York City.
The show opens on Thursday, July 25h and will run through the Tuesday September 10th.

See | Exhibition Space
26-19 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101

The photos the judges have chosen are the following:

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Portraits in the Dark: A Portrait of my Daughter & Volvo P1800E

Portraits in the Dark: A Portrait of my Daughter & Volvo P1800E

I’m going to have to sell my beautiful vintage Volvo P1800E and as a farewell I took a session of Portraits in the Dark with Liza on the driving seat (and my mother babysitting!).  I love the contrast between old and new, movement and stability.

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Portraits in the Dark: A Portrait of my Father

Portraits in the Dark: A Portrait of my Father

Light allows us to see what is in front of us; darkness allows us to feel the aura of those around us.

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In this set of portraits, I photograph my father in what I believe to be his element.. on his boat.
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Statement for Portraits in the Dark:

Darkness can be perceived as a warm thick blanket which allows us to feel more comfortable and less restrained and self conscious in front of others. It makes us feel anonymous and personal, which in turn makes us more akin to those viewing than when we wear our daytime mask and consciously try to appear more alike to those around us. This soul, or aura is what I am trying to project in my ‘Portraits in the Dark’ series; i.e. the essence of those in front of me.

Selected for Exhibition: Women in Photography

Selected for Exhibition: Women in Photography

My photo entitled A Dance for the Future, from the A Dance in the Dark series was selected to form part of the following exhibition:

“An exhibit in Celebration of International Women’s Month, March. Representing and connecting women from around the world from all backgrounds and cultures, working in all areas of life who share the same passion, photography.

The exhibit is sponsored by Women In Focus, a women’s photography Group in Atlanta, Georgia. Curator is Gittel Chase Price, President of Women In Focus and Founder of the Women In Photography LinkedIn Group of more then 29,000 women from all parts of the globe. (Those images denoted with an * are in the top twenty chosen.)”

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For more information please click on the following women in photography competition