Postcard from January 2021 in collaboration with Michella Bredahl.
Michella Bredahl is a Danish photographer whose work gives a voice to the stories, lives, passions and drives of women whose stories may otherwise go untold. Almost one hundred years after Virginia Woolf immortalised the struggles of women around the world with her landmark essay A Room Of One's Own, addressing creativity, isolation and solitude in her writing, we are revisiting how these themes now still strangely affect us all. It is precisely the metamorphosis of loneliness and displacement into connection with the universal human experience that binds the work of these two artists and that we want to revisit in light of the pandemic.
Michella's photography focuses on the female experience and balances snapshots of intimacy, sisterhood, joy and despair that resonated with us in their similarity to Virginia’s handling of women in her work. Michella focuses on what makes her subjects individuals, capturing both their power and vulnerability, and she shares Virginia's relentless enthusiasm for the people around her. This enthusiasm is visible throughout A Room Of One's Own
as she makes a stand on behalf of women all over the world to demand an understanding on the function and importance of personal space, a notion that each of us have had to reckon with over the last year. While A Room Of Ones Own
is inherently feminist in its intention, its impossible to ignore how universal Woolf's messages now feel. We interviewed Michella about her time during lockdown, her creative processes and how she feels deeply connected to Virginia Woolf even after all this time. Click here to read more.