Marisa's Stories

 

Antonia's Garden

Portrait, Daily Life, Contemporary Issues

Recently, the fragility of life in the context of narrative based work has been the focus of my work.

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Belle de Jour I

Portrait, Contemporary Issues, Studio

It is with the project entitled Belle de Jour that I began to work specifically with women as my primary subjects.

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Belle de Jour II

Portrait, Landscape, Contemporary Issues

In 2002, I created the first Belle de Jour series, which is a photographic portraiture project depicting women in various states of undress, masquerading different roles.

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in the studio with Notman

Portrait, Studio, Fine Art

Marisa Portolese was born in Montreal, Quebec, where she currently lives and works. She is an Associate Professor in the Photography Program in the Faculty of Fine Arts, at Concordia University. Her practice includes photography and video, as well as curatorial work for several institutions.

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Belle de Jour III

Portrait, Landscape, Contemporary Issues

Over the past decade I have photographed hundreds of female subjects that are part of the entire Belle de Jour collection. In this longstanding series, I continuously investigate the codes and conventions of female portraiture to create my own feminist narrative.

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