Ovidiu Tataru "Wonder Woman"



The project "Wonder women" (the title has its roots in the Charles Multon's character "Wonder Woman") poetically portraits women from Gaza (Palestine) dressed with a Superman cap. The Wonder Woman original outfit objectifies the Woman (the character looks more like a sexual fantasy rather than a super hero - the situation is different in the panel of the male super-heroes) and this is the reason I used Superman cap. I wanted to give voice to all the women in Gaza, genuine heroes living in a very difficult context: high unemployment rates, war, limited women rights and dramatic gender inequalities. I also wanted to get rid of stereotypical images of Gaza reality (destroyed buildings/ poor people/ etc) and to catch photos of women laughing because despite all odds there is hope for peace and a better life.