Cooperative of Photography

Burdens of a White Dress


Photo: Jen Kiaba

Award-Winning artist Jen Kiaba grew up in the Unification Church, a religious group that is considered by many to be a prime example of a cult. Her project "Burdens of a White Dress“ is strongly influenced by the ordeal from living in a cult that forced her into marriage. Though leaving the marriage was considered a sin, she broke the bond and left. When looking at her photos, the color red - the color of sin - is omnipresent; however, her photos are not representations of her guilty conscience. Quite on the contrary, they chronicle her journey of freeing herself from the burdens of a cult.

Check out some photos of her project below...

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Written by Theresa Friedl

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