Antoinette Aurell began her career as a fashion photographer, rapidly emerging as a significant force to collaborate with major international fashion magazines. Over time, she questioned the world of fashion and especially its portrayal of women. As an artist, she began to question her own identity in her role as a photographer and to explore the ideas and concerns of the women she portrayed.
Through photography and video, Aurell literally and metaphorically stripped herself and other women to their skins in order to go beyond their physical representation. Aurell uses photography and video to claim, celebrate and explore the experiences of the many facets of womanhood.
Aurell continued her research in Colombia for a year, working with different communities. She also engaged in various discussions and events during her stay.
Aurell’s Eloping with the Taita is published in Better Than.