The Fall

This photo series, named after the bible episode The Fall, intends to address gender stereotypes and challenges that women still face in contemporary society. To build it, I have engaged in an extensive analysis of the bible to argue that many of those stereotypes are profoundly entrenched in the catholic religion-culture. In fact, in many episodes of both old and new testament women symbolize the origin of the sin and the carnal temptation (see for example the episode of Adam and Eve, the beheading of Saint John, to mention a few). From a stylistic perspective, the pictures are widely inspired by pictorial iconography and characterized by the use of dramatic lights and symbolic elements.