In 2020, I launched “The Woman I Will Become,” a project dedicated to inspiring young girls through the stories and careers of other women who were once just like them: full of dreams and aspirations.
My subject matter is women; women of diverse backgrounds, careers, and personal and professional interests.
As a young girl, I was inspired by the stories of other women who used their education to achieve their wildest dreams. However, growing up in my native country of Venezuela, I knew that not every girl had the same opportunities, especially girls who hold marginalized identities.
Working as a photographer in New York City has allowed me to meet incredible women filled with powerful stories and I have contacted them to share their stories.
Currently, I work with women in NYC but my long-term plan is to be able to reach other areas of the country and the world to get a more holistic perspective of other women across the board.
Patricia Burmicky is a portrait and event photographer based in New York City.
My core belief is that every girl, regardless of their intersectional identities such as race, culture, religion, sexual orientation, and country of origin deserves to have access to a quality education that affords her with the possibility of dreaming big.
Through a collaboration and exchange of ideas, I construct a creative portrait, which involves photographing them in my studio with the elements that they use in their everyday work as well as other objects that I use as layers to create textures and mood, such as smoke and stars. This process is dynamic, with lots of trial and error until it becomes a final image.