Miradas 8M: The firsthand experience of feminism and its marches

Miradas 8M: The firsthand experience of feminism and its marches

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Miradas 8M: The firsthand experience of feminism and its marches

With the participation of more than 28 women, who portrayed the interior of the feminist march on March 8, the photographic exhibition “8M looks”, Convened by the photojournalists Tania Contreras and Crisanta Espinosa, also adding to the Women’s Secretariat Of the entity.

In the Plaza González Arratia -one of the most emblematic places in the capital of Mexico- dozens of looks are turned into images that narrate the experiences of the women attending this march, such as a sample of pain and as a claim so that things change and violence against women is stopped.

This exhibition arose from collaborative work and thanks to the call of both photojournalists, it is made up of 60 photos, of 28 women, who portrayed the demand, from different perspectives.

“The photographs are not selected for technical reasons, but to try to give a detail of what the demonstration is. ‘Miradas 8M’ arises with the intention that people know what is inside the march, many times what we see is the gaze from afar, “said photojournalist Tania Contreras.

The objective of this sample, he added, is show from the inside how this march is lived and perceivedFrom the perspective of the attendees themselves, who are not only spectators, they also confront their personal stories, with their experience of being a woman.

“We decided that women could send us cell phone photos because in the end when they go out to demonstrate, they often do this exercise of taking photos that have more emotion.”

This exercise was preceded by the first edition of “Miradas 8M”, the first open call to gather the photographic work of the women who attended the March 8 march in Toluca; For this second edition, other photojournalists participated, including Magdalena Montiel and Isabel Mateos.

Women’s Secretariat

At the opening of this exhibition, the head of the Secretariat for Women, Isabel Sánchez HolguinShe pointed out that they have the conviction that to address a problem, it must be made visible, and a clear example is the feminist marches, within the framework of International Women’s Day, which have managed to bring together thousands of attendees.

“These marches have legitimate and much-needed claims and demandsCurrently, of the 125 municipalities in the State of Mexico, 11 have activated the Alert for Gender Violence and in seven of them there is a double alert, adding the one related to the disappearance of women, ”said the official.

He stressed that the Government of the State of Mexico is working to give prompt response to Mexican women, bearing in mind that this task is not only carried out from public policies, but also from civil society.

This exhibition It will remain until the first of August and can be enjoyed in the Plaza González Arratia, in the center of the capital of Mexico, can also be appreciated through the site https://miradas8m.online