An awkward but beautiful portrait of female sexuality
Female sexuality is the central theme in the photographs of the Catalan Laia Abril. With their warm feel of a family documentary, her images dislocate viewers, who find themselves suddenly trapped in the intimacy of others and required to take a stance on uncomfortable realities that remain veiled in society. Abril combines photography with other multimedia tools, such as video and graphic design, in a work in progress which La Fabrica attests to in its PHotoBolsillo collection.
About the Author
Laia Abril (Barcelona, 1986) is a photographer and multi platform storyteller. After finishing her degree in Journalism she moved to New York to attend ICP courses, where she decided to focus her projects in telling intimate stories which raises uneasy realities related with femininity. Was then in 2009 when she enrolled for 2 years FABRICA - the Artist Residency of the Benetton Research Centre in Italy. In 2009 and 2010 she was a finalist of the Ian Parry, participating in the exhibition at the Getty Gallery in London both years.