Prints
Elisa Ortega Montilla Prints  Linoleum print on woven newspaper
Hedy
2016
Linoleum print on woven newspaper
19"x14"

Image of Hedy Epstein's arrest in 2014 for protesting in Ferguson, Missouri, against police violence toward the black community following the death of Michael Brown. A ninety-year-old Holocaust survivor, Hedy was a lifelong activist and strong advocate for the Palestinian people.
Elisa Ortega Montilla Prints  Linoleum print on woven newspaper and thread
Femen
2016
Linoleum print on woven newspaper and thread
14"x13"

Femen is a controversial international feminist group. Its female members carry out protest actions, generally topless, against sex tourism, religious institutions, international marriage agencies, sexism and other national and international issues. In 2013, activists from Femen Spain protested in the Parliament against a proposal to roll back abortion rights as they shouted, “Abortion is sacred!.” As their political manifesto declares, “If you want to see my tits, you're going to have to read my slogan”.
Elisa Ortega Montilla Prints  Print on canvas with fabric and lace
Suffragette
2016
Print on canvas with fabric and lace
19"x 13"

1907. A suffragette is escorted by police along the courtyard of the Palace of Westminster in London. British women did not gain the right to vote until 1928. The suffrage movement was a social, economic and political reform movement that promoted the extension of suffrage to women.
Elisa Ortega Montilla Prints  Print on canvas with fabric and lace
Sufragistas
2017
Print on canvas with fabric and lace
19"x 13"

A woman campaigning for the female vote is arrested by three policemen. The suffragist movement was a movement that was not only restricted by the social and legal norms of their time but, as in the case of these images, physically restricted by the authorities.
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