Nikolaj traveled with us to Peru in December 2016. As we were training the women, editing samples, sourcing neck labels and meeting with the prison system, Nikolaj was bonding with the female prisoners and getting them to pose for the camera. “Some of them were definitely more into it than others, but everyone was having a great deal of fun”, Nikolaj says.
He also points out a general challenge when photographing women: “It’s often more difficult to photograph women. Women tend to be very particular on photos of themselves. Actually no matter how beautiful or cool they are. It must be a women’s issue :)”
Dignity is a huge driver for the work we do in Cusco’s Women’s prison. We are truly exited to showcase these wonderful photos of the women that we all care so much for.