In 2019. women took to the streets in Paris to protest the number of women killed in France by their partners, a crime now classified as feminicide (femicide in English.)
Posters with difficult subject matter were put up on public walls: Killings were described;
slogans and calls-to for new laws were made. It is usual tor posters to be plastered
around Paris, and they are rarely removed- but these posters were being torn off the
walls. One day a poster was intact, the next day it was half gone, days later it was all gone
Most were defaced and illegible, but I found some earlv enough to get most, if not all, or the
posters. One poster was partially torn off between the time I saw it intact to when I went back with my camera.
These images show the progression from intact to disintegrating messages, to, finally,
nothing left except a small black mark. Together, the images create a narrative of the
aftermath of the Feminicide protest.. Calls for help the women left on the walls of Paris and the surreptitious removal of those messages.
Who didn’t want those messases to endure? don’t know. And I don’t know it any of the
messages still exist. Consequentlv, I hope these images will help the message endure and
perhaps expand its reach.
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