Exhibitions and Events
31 Women in Art Photography: Exhibition Images
The artists selected for 31 Women in Art Photography share a common, yet at times aesthetically and conceptually divergent understanding of what it means to create photography right now. Continually shifting and overlapping genres and modes of production currently define contemporary “Art Photography.” These include traces of abstraction, process-oriented, and representational work, which extend well beyond simple reductions such as “portraiture” and “landscape” photography. Photographers working in this realm have a greater role in imaginatively shaping the scope of the fractured territory that is contemporary art. While many might expect to approach this exhibition in search of a decidedly “female” voice, gender, in this context, is often obscured or absent entirely. Fixed categories are exchanged for a range of aesthetic and conceptual choices, ranging from the way one cites a historical photographic genre through to the meaning of a photograph as a physical object. We believe the thirty-one women in this exhibition are vital participants at this exciting juncture in photography’s journey.