Artist: Maija Tammi
“I had a nightmare once, that I was in any man’s world but I was six feet tall and I was literally scared of my own height,” says Sofiya Cheyenne Perez. She is just above four feet tall and lives in Brooklyn New York. Dwarfdom tells the story of Sofiya, Clinton, Justin and Jahmani, who are all around four feet tall. The documentary combines photographs and video.
Maija Tammi is an awarded Finnish photographer (born 1985). Her photographs have been exhibited in Helsinki, New York, Paris, and in several locations in Spain. Maija has her masters in Visual Journalism and has also studied with Magnum Photos photographer Christopher Anderson. Dwarfdom is Maija’s first short documentary.