International Women's Day: Guia Besana's project inspired by freak shows and personal illness

International Women's Day 2021 Canon Guia Besana interview
(Image credit: Guia Besana / Canon)

Barcelona-based Canon Ambassador Guia Besana discusses her latest series, Strangely Familiar – a project inspired by personal illness and the true story of a 19th Century female freak show.

Guia started out in photojournalism but made the move from fact to fiction after the birth of her daughter in 2007, and the consequent internal conflict she found herself facing as a new parent with professional ambitions.

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Peter Travers

The editor of PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Peter 14 years of experience as both a journalist and professional photographer. He is a hands-on photographer with a passion and expertise for sharing his practical shooting skills. Equally adept at turning his hand to portraits, landscape, sports and wildlife, he has a fantastic knowledge of camera technique and principles. As you'd expect of the editor of a Canon publication, Peter is a devout Canon user and can often be found reeling off shots with his EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR.