#2: The Pink Parachute Project: Determination Against Uphill Battles
Determination Against Uphill Battles
The Pink Parachute Project
Digital Photography, printed on fine art paper
16” x 24” print
18” x 26” matted and framed
UV protected glass
Description: Sometimes it feels like women are up against the entire world in an uphill battle. Women have to fight so many forces to achieve their goals and it continues throughout their lives. But youth provides stamina and powerful energy. Youth blesses us with fierce strength - enough to dominate the rough terrain and forge a path up a hill. Young women have the greatest opportunity to change their world to achieve their dreams by harnessing their gifts and using their innate strengths. The inner strength and power women possess carry them through. There is no force that can keep our future generations from achieving their goals and the equality we all deserve.
Women bear life. Like a tree whose roots run deep and hold the earth around it together, women are the roots of society and civilization. We make the difference for future generations. Like a parachute, we take charge of our direction, steering it to land where we choose. The parachute can be thought of as an anchor, or as a tool to help reach a destination. The destination I am aiming for is full-on equality.
Get to Know the Austin Artist:
Teodora Pogonat is an award-winning, published fine art and portrait photographer. Born in Bucharest, Romania, and raised in Miami, she settled in Austin in 2000. Her photographic style is strongly influenced by the multi-cultural environment she grew up in, and from extensive domestic and international travel.
After leaving a career as an electrical engineer in 2013, Teodora transitioned to professional photography. She earned an Associates of Applied Science degree in Professional Photography with a minor in portrait and wedding. She is a candidate for a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) accreditation, granted by the National Professional Photographers Association.