BITCH PLEASE is my answer to the image of women as it was always portrayed by society: an object for the male gaze. Sometimes it’s obvious and explicit, sometimes it’s more subtle, and that makes it even more dangerous. So me and my friends got naked, not to look attractive and desirable, but to be our true selves and own it. Using vintage advertising I wanted to underline the fact that even though those images are decades old they are still very much relevant nowadays. The only difference is that today we speak up about it, and try to fight misogyny using different tools. Mine is photography. And I hope this provocation is seen as an act of empowerment and freedom, because that’s what we need for our bodies and - of course - our minds.

  • Giulia Hrvatin
  • Augusto Pieroni
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    May 30, 2017
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    Yes - Scuola Romana di Fotografia e Cinema
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    November 19, 2020
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    March 3, 2022
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Director Biography

I'm a freelance photographer, director and visual storyteller from Rome.

My body of work consists in various projects where I explore the human nature through movement and dance, using different mediums. Every story comes from a deep and intimate place, but most of the time it ends up exploring universal themes.

I graduated in Cinema & Visual Arts at the University of Roma Tre, and then took my diploma at Scuola Romana di Fotografia e Cinema (a three year long master in Photography). After that I was selected for an internship at Paolo Pellegrin Studio and I attended different workshops and courses with artists and curators.

Sono una fotografa freelance, regista e visual artist di Roma.

Il mio corpo di lavoro consiste in una serie di progetti nei quali esploro la natura umana attraverso il movimento e la danza, utilizzando diversi media. Ogni storia nasce da un percorso personale e intimo, ma la maggior parte delle volte finisce per esplorare temi universali.

Mi sono laureata in Cinema e Arti della Visione all'Università di Roma Tre, e ho in seguito preso il diploma di master triennale in Fotografia presso la Scuola Romana di Fotografia e Cinema. In seguito sono stata selezionata per uno stage presso lo Studio di Paolo Pellegrin, e ho frequentato diversi workshop e corsi con artisti e curatori.

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