Patricia Esteve studied Philosophy in the University of Barcelona and Photography in the Institut Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya. She focuses her work in current social issues. In 1999 she set up on her own as a free-lance photographer and worked with Spanish national press and institutions. She combined her work with the carry out of long-term projects and participative photo workshops addressed to marginalized people. In 2011 she moved to Africa where she first worked in Chad for UNICEF and later for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast. Nowadays she lives in Nairobi where she collaborates with different NGOs as a freelance photographer.
The fragile strength
Every week, girls from Korogocho slum in northern Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, have the chance to learn boxing. An initiative organized by www.boxgirlskenya.org , this local association promotes boxing in areas where sexual abuse towards women and girls is very common. BoxGirls main goal: to boost the self-esteem and self-defence of women and girls as well as to make them stronger both physically and psychologically.