Photography

video and photos: Downtown Divas (NSFW)

October 16, 2014

video and photos: Downtown Divas (NSFW)

In their series “Downtown Divas”, artists Gigi Ben Artzi and Loral Amir photographed Russian prostitutes from an undisclosed city in high end luxury fashion brand clothing. Paired with the images is a 16mm short film in which the artists conduct intimate interviews with each subject where they discuss terrible things that have been, what is their reality now, and what their hopes are for their future. While the photographs portray the heroine addicted rawness of some of these women, the film shows the tenderness and warmth that is still present within each woman and how even though they may have fallen upon hard times, there is still hope within each of them for a better day ahead.