They Call Me Crazy

This project represents women and the struggles they have experienced throughout history. We have come so far yet still fight similar battles today.

I've used four images, two representing hysteric women - a male invented disease - from the Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, by medic photographer Albert Londe in the 1880’s, and two representing the idealised female. I chose Betty Garble, famous for her legs in the pin-up era, and Marilyn Monroe, famous for becoming the most popular sex icon in the 50’s.

By physically recording and ripping the images into new visual outcomes, we, as women, are performing the challenge of rethinking the passive role woman were given in the past.

Direction & design: Zoe Savitz 
Poem & narration: Bella Georgiou