This is not the first time Martis has unveiled the mistreatment and injustices that restrict women around the world. Honing in on the global female experience, she has also documented women in the Middle East, placing an emphasis on female oppression in this region.
In her latest series, Martis tells the story of a lesbian couple in Palenque, born to indigenous tribes and forced to flee due to the discrimination and everyday violence that they were faced with due to their sexuality. It is a terrifying reality to grasp—people must choose to either hide their true selves or reconcile with the fact that their lives may be in perpetual danger.
Read the interview with Martis below.