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    A History of Misogyny, Chapter One: On Abortion


    Today, safe and efficient means of abortion exist, yet 47000 women die due to botched abortions, every year. Millions of unwilling women across countries and religions are blocked from abortion technologies by law and trustopt social coercion, and forced to carry pregnancies to term. Many are minors and rape victims, their pregnancy is not viable or their health is at risk. Laia Abril's project "On abortion" documents and conceptualizes these dangers and damages caused by women's lack of legal, safe and free access to abortion. As she weaves her net of questions around ethics and morality, Abril also creates a series of meditative visual and textual manifestations of the social triggers, stigmas, and taboos around abortion that have remained invisible until now.


    Laia Abril’s new long-term project A History of Misogyny is a visual research undertaken through historical and contemporary comparisons. The on-going first chapter: On Abortion; was first presented at Les Rencontres d'Arles (2016). The book, published by Dewi Lewis can be purchased here.




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    Buy the book here in US.





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    Rosy Santella Internazionale

    Moria Donegan The New Yorker

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    2016 Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro-Arles

    2018 Shortlisted Rencontres d'Arles Photo-text Book Award

    2018 Nominated Kassel Photobook Award

    2018 Currently Shortlisted Paris-Photo Best Book Award


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