Aurelia Capmany, Colita (Isabel Steva Hernandez)


Edition : First / Madrid / Editoria Nacional / 1977 / Hardcover. / VG+ / VG+
4to. 200pp. Grey boards in printed dustrwapper. Black and white plates. Text in Spanish. Presented at the Reina Sofia museum in 2014 as part of Photobooks, Spain 1905-1977.

Scarce. “Photographer Colita and writer Maria Aur’lia Capmany, collaborators on the Vindicacion feminista magazine, are the authors of Antif’mina (Antifemale), a photobook that set out to portray a type of woman ‘no one wants to look at’ but who ‘is genuine and real, who is not twenty years old, who is not pretty.’ To achieve this, Colita selected photos from her archives on themes such as old age, marriage, work, religion, prostitution, the body, marginalization, advertising, fashion, and the practice of making flirtatious remarks at women. Antif’mina is a visual and political essay, a manifesto in favor of women but against ‘femininity,’ which is always ‘related to the passive role of women.’