Artist Breaks Taboos & Celebrates Womanhood With Powerful Photo Series
Artist Breaks Taboos & Celebrates Womanhood With Powerful Photo Series Artist Breaks Taboos & Celebrates Womanhood With Powerful Photo Series

Artist Breaks Taboos & Celebrates Womanhood With Powerful Photo Series

by Jessica Bush Jun 20, 2019

When French photographer Alexandra Sophie got pregnant at 19, it changed her perspective of life forever. She became transfixed by the powers of her own body. She described her first pregnancy as “if a seed was planted in my own personal garden.” This heightened awareness quickly spread to include the many other women in her world.

Alexandra Sophie decided to create a beautiful photographic series to celebrate the miracle of womanhood, titled Jardin Fleuri or ‘Blooming Garden’.

Blooming Garden II

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It’s a celebration of the vagina – one that aims to change the dialogue around something that society has often marked as taboo.

‘Blooming Garden’ explores puberty, loss of virginity, motherhood, sexuality, menopause, and everything else that womanhood entails.

Virgin Territory – Virginity

57bf238c1800002100bcd197Mures – Puberty
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Broken Eggs – Loss of Virginity

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Pain, vulnerability, resilience, self discovery, joy and creation are represented through blooms, egg shells and fruits placed delicately over different women’s vaginas.

“At first, I simply wanted to depict my personal feelings… so they could understand and see a bit of what I felt” Sophie explains. “Later, when the series took shape, it became [apparent] that it was, simply, an homage to all women and how amazing we are.”

Sprout – Beginning of Pregnancy

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Sea/Mother of Milk – Breastfeeding

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Orchids – Sexuality

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Empty Nest – Infertility/Menopause

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Sophie is working to expand the series to include a diverse range of women, always celebrating their natural strengths. She wants to add works that address issues such as miscarriage, illness, transsexuality, abortion, old age, prenatal and postpartum depression.

Follow Alexandra Sophie’s work via her website, or visit her Facebook page.