November 5, 2011 - September 30, 2012
Curated by Dina Mitrani
Re-Framing the Feminine demonstrates the varied strategies employed by female photographers to frame their experiences using the technology of film photography and digital media.
Curated by Dina Mitrani, Miami-based photography curator and gallerist, Re-Framing the Feminine includes 45 female artists. Its aim is to demonstrate what is particularly female in the capture and/or construction of a photographic image. The fluidity women experience as both subjects and objects in the photographic field is significant.
Re-Framing the Feminine assembles forty-seven works from the 1950s to the present from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. It is an anthology of photographic images made by women during an era when their own lives were undergoing dramatic changes. As femininity itself got a makeover, especially in the turbulent decades of the 70s and 80s, photography too underwent a technological overhaul. The cramped kitchen/lab of the darkroom, with its chemicals, silver and gelatin, paper stocks and enlargers gave way to the sleek glass monitor, the click and download, pixels and file resolution of the digital era. Apparently, both photography and women’s lives are still in flux.
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
Ruth Dudley Carr
LaToya Ruby Frazier
Brenda Ann Keanneally
Peggy Levison Nolan
Jo Ann Walters
Carrie Mae Weems
The 104-page, full color catalog includes images of works, installation views, an exhibition checklist, an essay by the eminent photography writer and historian Vicki Goldberg, a forward by Creative Director Michelle Weinberg, a curatorial statement by Dina Mitrani and poem by Miami writer Emma Trelles.
August 30, 2011 Fort Lauderdale - Re-Framing the Feminine demonstrates the varied strategies employed by female photographers to frame their experiences using technology of film photography and digital media.