Lideresas: what if women ruled the world?

  • Dates
    2018 - Ongoing
  • Author
  • Topics Portrait, Social Issues, Documentary
  • Location Madrid, Spain

The enormous inequality between men and women, especially in positions of responsibility and leadership, remains overwhelming. Great strides have been made, but much remains to be done. This imbalance becomes even more evident in the older women, especially those over 60, the large absentees in command posts. Although they continue to play an essential role as a support for families, taking care of grandchildren, husband and other elderly people, however, for society, they are invisible. This project aims to return the look towards them. For this, we have recreated and turned iconic or very recognizable photographs where male leaders are shown, in any area of society: politics, science, arts, religion ... any field, really. By flipping the images, the new protagonists are "Las Lideresas de Villaverde", a group of older women from a working class neighborhood in Madrid, who together develop activities that seek to give voice and light to women in society.

© Ana Amado - The Socialist Fraternal Kiss between Lyudmila Brezhnev and Erica Honecker, 1979.
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The Socialist Fraternal Kiss between Lyudmila Brezhnev and Erica Honecker, 1979.

© Ana Amado - The Dalai Lama meets the Papisa Joanna Paula II, Rome, 1982
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The Dalai Lama meets the Papisa Joanna Paula II, Rome, 1982

© Ana Amado - Alberta Einstein, “The mother of science”.1951.
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Alberta Einstein, “The mother of science”.1951.

© Ana Amado - Rachel Avedon self-portrait. Provo, Utah. 1980.
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Rachel Avedon self-portrait. Provo, Utah. 1980.

© Ana Amado - Fernanda Adria with Telefonica Think Big Inspires Londons Future Chefs 2012.
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Fernanda Adria with Telefonica Think Big Inspires Londons Future Chefs 2012.

© Ana Amado - 'Playgirl' founder Hue Hefner with her Playmates. 2003.
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'Playgirl' founder Hue Hefner with her Playmates. 2003.

© Ana Amado - The Beatles album “Abbey Road” cover. 1969.
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The Beatles album “Abbey Road” cover. 1969.

© Ana Amado - Galya Kasparov vs Deep Blue. 1997.
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Galya Kasparov vs Deep Blue. 1997.

© Ana Amado - President Obama and his national security team in the White House Situation Room. 2011.
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President Obama and his national security team in the White House Situation Room. 2011.

© Ana Amado - Steph Jobs introduces the first iPhone. 2007.
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Steph Jobs introduces the first iPhone. 2007.