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Formentera pays tribute to the women of the countryside

cartell 2020 expo dona mon ruralThe Formentera Department of Environment reports that as part of the observance of International Day of Rural Women on Thursday 15 October, the island will play host to a display entitled Homenatge a la dona de Formentera en el món rural (Tribute to Formentera’s rural woman). Photography fans in Sant Francesc can see the exhibit between 9.00am and 2.00pm, Monday to Saturday, 15–31 October in the inner courtyard of Centre Antoni Tur “Gabrielet”.

Dated between 1950 and present day and kept at the Consell’s image and sound archive, Arxiu d’Imatge i So, the 26 prints in the selection capture rural Formentera women in an array of situations. Credited photographers include Pere Català i Roca, Helga Sittl, Melba Levick, Rafael Bataller i Giralt and individuals that have contributed prints to past editions of the Beni Trutmann photo contest.

Formentera’s environment chief said the exhibit was about saluting Formentera’s rural woman and turning a spotlight on the wide-ranging nature of the work in her charge: “We see her working the fields, tending to livestock, making bread, spinning wool and toiling in any number of other traditional tasks that the women of the island oversaw with patience and perseverance...which is why it was high time we showed them recognition”.

9 October 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics

Enciclopèdia d'Eivissa i Formentera