© Eunice Adorno from "Flower Women", 2012

Eunice Adorno: Flower Women

Eunice Adorno (Mexico): Flower Women

Gallery offline – updating soon

Flower women is an approach of the life stories of a group of Mennonite women who have allowed me to photograph intimate spaces and daily experiences within their community, Nuevo Ideal, in Durango, and The Onda Zacatecas. The images focus on the emotional bonds between these women and reveal peaceful and harmonious moments which lead us to perceive their lifestyles as more than simply conservative and rigid. 
Our dialogues was in Spanish, or the High and Low German they speak amongst themselves, or through signaled gestures. But the real communication is through feelings shared between the women and me, and framed inside the pictures – passions, friendships, secrets, pleasures, and amusements.

Eunice is a photographer who lives and works in Mexico City. She began working as a photojournalist over ten years ago and now works on long-term photo documentary projects. In 2011, La Fábrica (Spain) published her book Las Mujeres Flores, a two-year project in which she documented Mennonite women in northern Mexico, the same project for which she received the Fernando Benítez National Culture Prize (Mexico) in 2010. In 2011 she was selected by World Press Photo for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Holland, the results of this collective masterclass were published as a book titled Next # 01.

The same year she was selected to be a part of the exhibition “Peso y levedad” (Lightness and weight) that was part of the Photo España festival in Madrid. The exhibition was curated by Rosina Cazali and Laura Terré and has been traveling internationally over the last year. Her work has been published in various national and international publications such as the New Yorker, the British Journal Photography (UK), Time magazine’s LightBox (USA), Ojo de Pez (Spain), GUP (Holland), Vice (International edition), Yo Dona (Spain), Gatopardo (Mexico), National Geographic Travel (Mexico) and Marie Claire (Mexico). She has exhibited collectively in Hannover, Madrid, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles and New York.

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