Maria Clara Macrì

In Her Rooms explores the relationship between empathy, intimacy and the contemporary representation of women. In an attempt to give women back their nakedness by untying the body from its sexual objectification, the author has travelled the world immortalizing girls of different origins and social backgrounds, naked in their bedrooms.
That intimate, magical, liberating place where self-discovery takes place, as Virginia Woolf recounts in A room of one's own.
The result of this visual research is a series of portraits and diary pages written by the author herself, that shed light on the complexity of a new global female gaze which is challenging gender dichotomies and pre-established categories.

«Perhaps In her rooms, more than being the portrait of women in their rooms, is a journey from me to them and back, it is the crossroads of our destinies. And isn’t that also how we can talk about a changing society? By beginning from an individual life that mixes with other lives, am I not also talking about what it means to be a woman today?
And to think that’s what I’ve wanted to do all my life. It’s just that I thought I would do it by writing novels. Who knows how much more I can learn about photography just by continuing to live. »

«I begin from them because I am convinced that these “normal” everyday stories, undervalued because they don’t have the defect of suffering or the prestige of fame, protect the new seeds of evolution that I hope our planet will one day see. » — Maria Clara Macrì

208 pages
140 photos
20 x 29 cm
Texts ITA
Softcover on Munken Lynx 240gr
ISBN 978-88-31363-31-0
July 2021
First run 650 copies

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Cover Price: € 40,00

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