Women Empowered

Photographs by Phil Borges

Soulcatcher Studio is very pleased to present a brand new body of work by award-winning photographer and writer Phil Borges. Phil's new book "Women Empowered: Inspiring Change in the Emerging World" focuses on women of all ages that are working for positive change in their own communities around the world. He states, "In 2004 I partnered with the organization CARE to bring attention to the necessity of empowering women in the global campaign to alleviate poverty. I traveled to Africa, Asia and South America to gather the stories of extraordinary women in remote parts of the world who have empowered themselves and their communities. Here are a few of these women, remote and mostly unknown, on the vanguard of a global shift toward gender equality."

In her foreword to Women Empowered, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright says, "These pages introduce a small sampling of such pioneers and pathfinders. We learn their names and see their faces, and witness the work of their hands and minds. We are encouraged and inspired, and filled with hope. We are also challenged to consider what we can do ~ each in our own way ~ to create a world more free, prosperous, and humane than it has ever been."

For over 25 years, Phil Borges has been visiting and documenting indigenous and tribal cultures around the world. His images tap deeply into the human spirit of his subjects. Through his various exhibits, books, and educational programs, he strives to promote cultural diversity. Borges is the founder of Bridges to Understanding, an online classroom program connecting children from indigenous and tribal cultures with their urban contemporaries for the purpose of exploring and preserving cultural diversity. He also teaches and lectures internationally, and is co-founder of Blue Earth Alliance, a non-profit organization that sponsors photographic projects focusing on endangered cultures and threatened environments. The recipient of numerous photography and humanitarian awards, Borges has hosted television documentaries for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. His photographs have been exhibited widely and can be found in numerous museum collections. He lives with his family in Seattle.

Please inquire if you have other favorite images by this artist that do not appear in this exhibition. We can offer you his entire portfolio of work for sale. Signed copies of Phil's new book "Women Empowered: Inspiring Change in the Emerging World" are available in our bookstore.

Print Information: Each image in the Women Empowered series is offered in a limited edition of 35 prints (and five Artist Proofs). Prices increase as the edition sells out and are subject to change without prior notice. All limited edition photographic prints are Chromogenic prints with archival pigment inks, produced under the direct supervision of the artist. Please note that the following three images are only produced as gelatin silver print photographs: Abi Gul, Lindsa and Sukulen. All prints are titled by hand in ink under the image in the print margin. They are also signed and numbered by the artist in pencil au verso. All images in Ethiopia were produced in 2004. All images in Ecuador, Bangladesh, Ghana, Benin, Togo, Afghanistan and Guatemala were produced in 2005.

Square format images are approx. 20.5x20.5", printed on 27x24" paper.
Diptych format images are approx. 34.5x17.5", printed on 38.5x22.5" paper.

Prices begin at $800 for the square images and $1,500 for the diptych images. Prices do not included framing, which is available at an additional cost. Prices are set by the artist, increase as the edition sells out and are subject to change without prior notice. Please inquire if you have other favorite images by this artist, as we can offer his entire portfolio of work for sale.

We hope you enjoy this exhibition and sale of unforgettable fine art photographs.
Click on the thumbnail images below to view enlarged examples and read the women's stories.
Click on each enlarged image to advance to the next image in the exhibition.

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