Women are seen as being synonymous with beauty in most cultures around the world. During the days of the Inca Empire not only were noble women beautiful but they also played a proactive role in society. Contemporary South America has an increasingly important role in world affairs and Latin women are enjoying an even more prolific presence.
The Inca Princess Photo Project is a chance for professional photographers to produce some spectacular open theme material celebrating the beauty and unique nature of South American women. Although women will be the central subjects, the photographer can choose any techniques and/or settings and themes, including those listed below :
- Historical recreations or re-enactments
- Indoor shoots or landscapes
- Nude art, body painting, erotica
- Fashion and advertising
If you are a professional photographer and want to produce a photo session at IncaPrincess.org, feel free to email us
In the 15th and 16th Centuries the cultural and economic development of the Inca Empire reached its peak. When the Spaniards first arrived they found that local high ranking women were not only extremely beautiful and distinguished but also wielded religious and political power. Peruvian historian Dr. Maria Rostworowski wrote:
”Inca noble women took extreme care with their personal appearance, grooming and dress. Many of these women would have very long straight hair the length of their backs and this extra attention to detail in appearance and dress would distinguish them from commoners. Noble women would be carried on litters by male servants and Fransisco Pizarro, who led the Spanish conquest, was particularly struck by their beauty”.
The objective of the Inca Princess Photo Project is to redefine Andean women and produce images that convey a sense of identity, beauty and dignity, as true of today‘s South American women as of the ancient Incan nobles.