Number 10: The Pink Parachute Project: Taking Control
The Pink Parachute Project
Digital Photograph, printed on metallic luster paper
7” x 9.5” print
13" x 16” matted and framed
UV protected glass
Description: This image represents that women can take control and change the direction of the narrative. While women face many issues on a daily basis throughout their life (in all directions and in all aspects), women do not need to bend to the wind and allow it to direct their life. While the wind can pull us back, we can take control of the parachute and our destination by focusing on our strengths.
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.