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Under Pressure

The condition of males hasn’t changed much over the past 30 years or so, while that of women has mutated considerably. There’s a big difference in our lives, both at home and in the public realm, compared to that of our grandmothers. We have inherited the responsibility of proving we are able to jump from caring for the home environment, the oven and the gas hob, to creating a more expansive destiny for ourselves. When discussing this transition – of trying to find a way to balance everything when it seems like a constant battle – there’s always that feeling of a ‘struggle’ which bonds all women together, irrespective of their individual backgrounds.

“Under Pressure” is the portrait of this intimate fragility. It illustrates how we, as women of our time, continue running and tripping over in an attempt to deliver something more emancipated for our daughters and for the future generations.

Guia Besana

Guia Besana (1972, Borgosesia, Italy) lives and works in Paris and Barcelona. In 1994, after completing her media and communications studies in Turin, she concentrated exclusively on photography, paying particular attention to the theme of female identity.
Her work is regularly published in international magazines and blogs, including CNNphotos.com, The New York Times, Newsweek, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Courrier International, D di Repubblica and Esquire.