Carte Blanche from Le Monde

10.12.2011

Le Monde new M magazine recently gave ‘carte blanche’ to a selected group of photographers around the world to shoot whatever they wanted in their based home city. The assigment got me in Barcelona so I decided to portrayed one of the amazing women of my long term project.

The caption says: Barcelona, December 3rd – 4th, 2011. Raquel was sexually abused during her whole childhood and adolescence, sentencing her to suffer severe anorexia nervosa in her twenties. However, taking an unconscious decision, Raquel chose her body, an object of hatred and punishment in the past, as her tool of self-knowledge and recovery. Raquel Boluda currently works as a dance and yoga teacher and is developing a therapeutic integration project for young people who suffer from eating disorders or have been sexually abused.