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.
More information about works and artists in Re-Framing the Feminine available by downloading the gallery notes.
A catalog designed by Miami graphic designers Lemon Yellow with an essay by photography writer Vicki Goldberg accompanies this exhibition, defining women as dynamic image makers using a medium in relentless flux. Texts also include a forward by Creative Director Michelle Weinberg, curatorial statement by Dina Mitrani and poem by local writer Emma Trelles.
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Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
Ruth Dudley Carr
LaToya Ruby Frazier
Brenda Ann Keanneally
Peggy Levison Nolan
Jo Ann Walters
Carrie Mae Weems
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