A Chilean and Albanian Girl Speak
During a four-week residency with Forward Flux, Juna collaborated with artist Montserrat Vargas in exploring the theme of "citizenship. Juna was inspired by Montserat's obsession with teeth and their significance. This series of photographs depict two women resting from a manhunt. But not just any man. A man who will embrace their loaded culture. Tired of hiding behind a smile, they wear teeth representing the voice of a woman speaking from her maternal strength (or her gut) and a woman speaking from her sexual strength (or her spine). Montserrat is a Chilean-born artist and Juna, Albanian. The aesthetic of this series is partly informed by the artists’ cultural and artistic backgrounds. By creating these stylish and beautiful photographs they hope to give immigration a new perspective.