Cristianne Rodrigues
Curator

The Same Fight

Rosa Gauditano

During the second half of the 20th century, the emancipation of Brazilian women was extraordinary. They have become part of the world of work: from the business world to the arts, from intellectual production to scientific research, to public authorities – in a lesser extent.

A darker phenomenon nevertheless persists: the level of violence against women in Brazil. According to a report of the United Nations published in 2015, this country occupies the fifth place in the world ranking of crimes against women: every eighty minutes, a feminicide is committed there. This violence targets all age groups and social classes, in both urban and rural areas.

Entitled “The Same Fight”, the series of photographs by Rosa Gauditano between 1976 and 1986 in São Paulo reflects a time when, in the midst of a military dictatorship, Brazilian women were demonstrating against violence and inequality.

By observing the images, one element is obvious: the high number of babies present in these events. A very understandable specificity, since always, they must reconcile family life, career and exercise of citizenship.

Women’s protests have never been in the headlines of the national press. These images are therefore the precious fruit of a woman photographer’s sensitivity, imbued with empathy and humanism.

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