Oihana is open to international projects and collaborations.
Oihana MarcoSaint Sebastian, Spain. Is a psychologist (registered psychologist in the Official College of Psychologist with the number GZ03055), anthropologist and photographer. She is a therapeutic photographer and a photo-therapist who offers therapeutic photo sessions and workshops for women especially to migrant women. Her professional goal is to empower women through photography and promote a conscious use of photography to enhance self-knowledge, self-development and empowering. Her master´s thesis focussed on the “hijab” and Muslim women in London and it was published in the Iemed and Fimam in Barcelona and Madrid. From 2007 to 2011, she worked as a researcher on various projects focussing in particular with the role of women, Islam and immigration in Barcelona, Zaragoza and London. Following her training in documentary photography in Barcelona and Zaragoza in 2012, Oihana Marco specialized at the University of Malaga in phototherapy (2016). Since 2015 she combines her academic and artistic knowledge, teaching phototherapeutic empowermentworkshops for women at risk of social exclusion and Muslim women in theMuseum of Fine Arts in Bilbao, Center Pompidou of Malaga, University of Malaga, Ellacuría Foundation of Bilbao, Kumara Infancia...) to create a safe space to help women to heal, tell their stories and explore themselves through self-portraits through the use of Photography and PhotoTherapy techiques, (Judy Weiser´s techniques) which provided a vehicle and vessel for self-knowledge and empowerment as well as a bridge with the host society to break stereotypes and social exclusion. In her last workshop (2022) "Invisible Images: Creative expression as a form of resilience and bridge with the host society" for migrant women, she collaborated with the foundation CEPAIM Teruel and the University of Zaragoza. The course ended with the exhibition of women´s self portraits and photos called "Invisible Images" founded by the Government of Aragon in the field of International Cooperation and Education for Development and Global Citizenship. She also offers photo sessions to women to help them to gain empowerment and acceptance through artistic photo sessions called Slow Photography an artist she has also explored therapeutic photography on herself through self portraits. Oihana has an international experience as she has studied and lived abroad: Australia (Melbourne), the UK (London, Leeds, Cambridge), Spain (Barcelona, Saint Sebastian, Barcelona, Zaragoza) and France (Toulouse) etc... She is currently based in Spain but is open to work worldwide.
AREAS OF WORK
Artistic and social photo projects (Personal projects)
Empowering, psychological and photographic sessions for women.
Phototherapy and therapeutical photography workshops.