“I HAVE been a friend and an enemy of my body for 30 years.” Carlota Guerrero writes in the introduction to Tengo un Dragon Dentro del Corazon, a new book of her photographs. It’s as apt a summary of her work as any.

Time and again in her images, the Barcelona-based photographer is concerned with the female body, how it is seen and how it feels. The result has been hailed as a feminist, body-confident vision of 21st-century women.

“Carlota’s work is the antidote to our male-gaze problem,” the poet Rupi Kaur, a sometime collaborator with Guerrero, says of the photographer’s work. “In an industry dominated by men shooting women’s bodies, Carlota’s vision is refreshing.”

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Over the years, Guerrero has worked with the likes of Solange Knowles (she shot the cover of Solange’s 2016 album A Seat at the Table), Madonna’s daughter Lola Leon and brands such as Givenchy and Dior.

Tengo un Dragon Dentro del Corazon (which translates as I Have a Dragon Inside My Heart) is a primer for an artist who celebrates the female form in all its variety.

Tengo un Dragon Dentro del Corazon: The Photographs of Carlota Guerrero is published by Prestel, priced £39.99