Jennifer Adler came to photography relatively late, buying her first camera at the age of 20. Since moving to Berlin in 2014, Jennifer has been working freelance mainly for private clients in the field of family photography. For the last couple of years, topics such as gender roles, feminism, women’s empowerment, diversity and tolerance are increasingly becoming Jennifer’s personal focus. Through her personal projects, Jennifer aims to create a culture of discourse rather than to provoke.
“Issues such as menstruation are still a taboo in our society and seventy percent of women would like to receive more sympathy from their partner while they experience physical pain associated with their period. That such a natural process, which contributes to the emergence of every single human being, could become such a taboo should lead all of us to being more thoughtful and handle the subject matter better.
Being able to accept one’s body is a constant struggle or even impossible for many women. The number of women who do not like their body lies between 80-97% of respondents depending on the research or survey. Natural effects such as the changes to the body after pregnancy, cellulite or body hair are sold as a ‘problem’ by the media and the profit-making industries until society seems to agree on this aesthetic.
In my opinion, ‘The future is female’ only works if we do not fight fire with fire. My photography is meant to elicit reflection, laughter and, above all, mutual discussion. The images to which we are exposed every day shape both our understanding and our perception of our environment. The more pictures that stimulate reflection and the more we challenge the status quo, the more likely mindsets and attitudes will change.”
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