Paola Paredes (b.1986) is a photographer born and based in Quito, Ecuador. Blending traditional documentary photography with staged imagery, her work focuses on issues facing the LGBT community, exploring contemporary attitudes towards homosexuality in Ecuador. Putting herself at the forefront of her imagery, her work represents a personal and intimate challenge to social prejudices, and invites renewed discourse on the interactions between sexuality, family and personal freedom in contemporary society.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE FUNAMBULIST MAGAZINE:
“UNVEILED: The Documentation of a Coming Out”, in The Funambulist 13 Queers, Feminists and Interiors (September-October 2017)