Entry Title: "Into the Porn"
Name: Katia Repina , Spain
Category and Expertise: Deeper Perspective, Student


Entry Description: The porn industry has changed because of the internet. The festivals that include porn are of the massive attention and the videos of adult content, today, have become one of the largest Internet search points. The intention of this project is to show different types of porn, actors and consumers.

Story: The porn industry has changed because of the internet. The festivals that include porn are of the massive attention and the videos of adult content, today, have become one of the largest Internet search points. The intention of this project is to show different types of porn, actors and consumers. With the development of new technologies, the concept of porn was transformed in the porn video. Currently there are very few porn cinemas in Spain because actually production companies don’t make movies but short videos that are uploaded directly to the internet. Porn´s offer is not as monotonous as it may seem at first glance. Apart from mainstream porn there are also alternative porn, porn for women and postporn. The intention of alternative porn is to go for actors with a more alternative and less glamorous look. The genre of porn for women in Spain is represented mainly by Erika Lust. Her goal is to excite through the mental game, "excitement in the head" as she says. She achieves it by filming with cinema-quality, avoiding certain topics (the porn star as a victim) and showing the woman in a position of equality with men, where women are not a tool or object of pleasure to satisfy the fantasies of man, but she is the protagonist. Another genre, postporn, uses porn as a political tool to transmit feminists messages. María Llopis, one of the characters in the Barcelona postporn scene, reflects in an article: ".. Because pornography is a reflection of our sexed society. All our miseries are reflected in it. We live in a world where violence against women is assumed as part of our day to day." and concludes: " .. I do not worry that mainstream pornography is sexist. It seems logical. We have the porn we deserve. " I am interested in strange life stories inside of porn industry, like mother and daughter doing porn together are some of the caracters.

About the Artist:

Katia Repina (Moscow, 1988). After graduated from State University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia with a bachelor degree in Management she decided to move to Barcelona, where Katia is living since the 2009 year. She finished Documentary Photography Course in Ruido Photo (Barcelona). In 2012-2013 she attended to annual video documentary course – “Documentary and Gender” in Escola de la Dona (Barcelona) and created a medium length documentary film about different visions of striptease. In 2013 Katia was selected for Yuri Kozyrev & Andrei Polikanov workshop: "Follow your Conviction. Working with the Media" in ISSP. (Kuldiga, Latvia). Also in 2013 she won the GrisArt Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Grant (Barcelona), was a finalist at Photon Festival Award (Photojournalist Festival in Valencia) and had Honorable Mention at 2013 IPA Awards. Her project "Llamame Marta" was exhibited during the DOC Field Barcelona (Documentary Photography Festival). She also won the CLIC’14 Fotoperiodisme Jove Multimedia-contest with multimedia "Llamame Marta", which will be exposed during Visa Of Festival (Perpignan, France).