#8: The Pink Parachute Project: Exasperated
The Pink Parachute Project
Digital Photograph printed on metallic luster paper
8” x 10” print
13" x 14” matted and framed
UV protected glass
Description: This image represents how incredibly exhausting and exasperating it can be to constantly fight one battle after another, sometimes from multiple directions at the same time, and yet still maintain the strength needed to persist. Whether political policies or societal behavior hindering women’s equality, there are times when it feels like we need stop and take a breath before continuing on. With the respite, though, comes a renewed strength to continue on undeterred.
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.