Laia Abril’s long-term project A History of Misogyny is visual research undertaken through historical and contemporary comparisons. In her first chapter On Abortion (2016) Abril documents and conceptualises the dangers and damages caused by women’s lack of legal, safe and free access to abortion. Continuing with her painstaking research methodology, she draws on the past to highlight the long, continuous erosion of women’s reproductive rights through to the present-day. Her collection of visual, audio and textual evidence weaves a net of questions about ethics and morality, and reveals a staggering series of social triggers, stigmas, and taboos around abortion that have long remained invisible.
196 pages, 114 colour and duotone plates
245mm x 188mm
Published by Dewi Lewis Publishing
Art Direction Laia Abril + Ramon Pez