Photographer // Guillaume Herbaut

Sacha Shevchenko, 23 years old. Photo: Guillaume Herbaut/INSTITUTE

Xsenjia Shachko, 24 years old. Photo: Guillaume Herbaut/INSTITUTE

http://www.guillaume-herbaut.com/en/Guillaume Herbaut’s series, The New Amazons, brought him to the Brejnev district in Kiev, Ukraine, where he took portraits of the controversial feminist group Femen. Femen activists strive to fight sexual tourism and to educate women to be more assertive and powerful. They use their bodies as weapons and protest nude, or topless, in the streets in order to achieve their goals.

Sacha Chevtchenko, the founding member, explained: “One day, we don’t know why, one of us, Kseniya Chatchko, undressed, and we saw that the people, the press, started to see us and to listen to us.”

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