Picnic 2011

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name: Anacoreta / age: 57 / profession: domestic worker / location: amsterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: A picnic with other domestic workers. Sharing, togetherness and be united as one voice.

97 HOUSE MAIDS

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name: daniela / age: 30 / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: monday / reference: 97 selected photographs showing groups of Peruvian high class people in daily domestic situations. In the background of each image one can see either a figure or a deletion of a domestic worker. All images have been collected from the social network site Facebook. Project by Daniela Ortiz.

astroboi

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112_Sunday_Astroboiname: astroboi / age: 29 / profession: artist & part-time porn actor / location: barcelona / weekday: sunday / reference: creo que tradicionalmente hemos delegado la sexualidad a algo instintivo, animal y siempre que pensamos en el sexo lo vemos como algo cavernícola, innato en nosotros. Yo creo que esta es una perversión del lenguaje y de nuestra forma de interpretar el mundo. La sexualidad en todas las especies tiene un contenido social muy importante, los perros se montan para establecer jerarquías, y en el caso de los humanos esto se lleva al extremo. Toda nuestra sexualidad es un producto de nuestra historia y por lo tanto es intelectual y esta radicalmente construida. Esto implica que sentarse ante una película porno a masturbarse no va unido a apagar las neuronas sino todo lo contrario, al conocimiento, a la intelectualización, asumiendo y construyendo una serie de roles. image by henning von berg

In Memory of Athiraman Kannan

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name: trenton / age: 30 / profession: publisher / location: london / weekday: wednesday / reference: on the 11th may 2011 news reached jeddah that a man, later to named athiraman kannan, had the previous day, jumped to his death from the 147th floor of the world’s tallest building; the burji khalifa. from india, he came to dubai to work. he cleaned the newly opened building. in an attempt to honour athiraman kannan, and his courageous call for attention to the lives of migrant workers, that afternoon i photographed what i had in previous weeks started to describe as a ‘pop out city’. these spaces were described to me by the domestic workers as an attempt at permanency, comfort and retreat in an always vulnerable and precarious life as a migrant worker. unlike the families they worked for, whose life exists almost entirely behind these walls, their lives exist on the street, which is forging new notions ‘the public’ in city largely concerned with ‘privacy’. (image taken the 11th may 2011 in al naeem, jeddah.)

slaughterhouse

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slaughterhouse name: elsa / age: 21 / profession: student / location: besançon / weekday: thursday / reference: self-representation, voluntary work with friends in slaughterhouse. Impossible to enter in the rooms of killing. try to understand, meat. work easy but place cold and strange.

x-mas

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144_Sunday_X-mas-768x1024name: Anacoreta / age: 57 / profession: domestic worker / location: amsterdam / weekday: sunday / reference: my family back home missing them too much. Long years of sacrifices.

97 HOUSE MAIDS

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name: daniela / age: 30 / profession: artist / location: barcelona / weekday: monday / reference: 97 selected photographs showing groups of Peruvian high class people in daily domestic situations. In the background of each image one can see either a figure or a deletion of a domestic worker. All images have been collected from the social network site Facebook. Project by Daniela Ortiz.