Floruerunt by Inês Condeço
In the portrait series “Floruerunt” – which stands for “Flourish” in English – Inês goes from an organic and raw perspective to express the resilience and, above all, the capacity women must flourish in the face of adversities. Inês Condeço
Women and flowers engage in an intimate and perfect symbioses as if they were a natural part of each other. Like flowers, besides the fragile appearance, women also grow with a strong body, blossom and finally, flourish. No matter the context, this is an inevitable process despite the catastrophes – which are, likewise, inevitable.
Deprived from any predispositions or formalities, the women portrayed here shine through their experiences in an intense and natural way. The analog photography in “Blossom” supports that thesis. After all, life’s an analogue experience.
Inês Condeço, 24 years old, fell in love with photography early on. Since the day she pressed the button of an analog camera, she realized that it was not only a way to see the world but it was also a way to showcase it. As a women’s and LGBT rights activist, the photographer takes a step forward and sets herself to immortalize the purest and freest side of these people.