Cross posted from Body Impolitic
I'm doing the final work for Fogcon but thought I'd post about this exhibition here.
Thais Gouveia curated a special issue on the female body for the Bravo Digital Gallery based in São Paulo entitled "The Body At All Ages
" (click on the link and scroll to the bottom of the web page). She chose photos on the subject portrayed by living women photographers. I thought her choices were thoughtful and illuminating.
The site is in Portuguese, and I copy edited some texts translated through Google. I think that these are basically accurate.
One photograph she chose is my photograph of Queen T'hisha from Women En Large
Portrait 4 by Mona Kuhn from her Bordeaux Series.
Born in 1969 in São Paulo to a family of German origin, Mona Kuhn lives and works in Los Angeles. She moved to the United States in 1992, to study at Ohio State University and the San Francisco Art Institute. Her first book, Photographs, was published in 2004, followed by Evidence (2007) and Native (2010). Her work was exhibited and / or included in the collections of the J.Paul Getty Museum, The George Eastman House, among others. The picture belongs to the Bordeaux Series (2011), a collection of portraits and landscapes. In this series, she photographed relatives and close friends in the same red environment, always in the same chair.
Photo of Maryam, a 50-year-old homeless woman living in the capital, by Tahmineh Monzavi.
Monzavi was born in Tehran in 1988. The photographer and filmmaker graduated from Azad Art & Architecture University of Tehran. In her work, she seeks to show hidden groups in Iran's society, culture and art.
..Artist at Work
by Elina Brotherus.
Finnish Elina Brotherus lives and works between Helsinki and Avalon in France. Always using herself as a model, she decided to deepen this practice in the series Artists at Work (2009), to which the image ... belongs. "Who's watching who? Who is the artist, who is the model? Who gets the 'last look'? ", she says, while posing for artists Jan Neva and Teemu Korpela.
I recommend looking at all of them - the photographs talk to each other.