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In classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. Pandora was given a beautiful jar with instructions not to open it under any circumstance. Impelled by her curiosity (given to her by the gods), Pandora opened it, and all evil contained therein escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped, except for one thing that lay at the bottom – the Spirit of Hope.
19-year old Aliza Razell is exploring a perfect blend of reality and myth in her photo series, Anesidora.
Inspired by Greek story of Pandora, the first women on earth who Zeus gifted a special jar on the day of her marriage to Epimetheus. Zeus ordered that the jar not be opened but a curious Pandora opened the jar releasing all the bad things in it out into the world.
Razell’s burst of watercolors splash across the muted tones of the photographs spilling out into the other realm of the image creating a new twist on an old tale.