I've also felt the pressures of domesticity quite acutely lately, not that it's a new topic. Still, a good amount of my conversations with friends seem to be centering on the crushing weight of laundry, on how two minutes after straightening up a room it's torn apart. I'm getting better at letting go of general neatness, but as winter approaches and we'll be shut in more a clean house feels like something to aspire to. Keeping up with it all is actually part of the reason I haven't been posting much recently.
A few days ago I finally shot a little--June is a performer and an active participant now in the photographic process, wanting to see every image after I take it, and always saying "one more!" Being a a bit creative again after a dry spell feels good, like progress.
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If you happen to be in the UK stop by and check out Humble Arts Foundation's latest endeavor. I love the image above--there's some very interesting work by Tess Hurrell, see more here. All the info you need can be found in the press release below:
Women in Art Photography U.K.
BY JON FEINSTEIN & AMANI OLU
: Thursday, , 6 PM : Thursday, October 14 – Saturday, , 2010
MUSIC BY COZETTE
12 Duke of York Square
London, SW3 4LY
: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10 AM – 6 PM; Wed & Sat 10 AM – 7 PM; Sun 12 – 6 PM
: Natasha Caruana, Noemie Goudal, Alicia Hart, Tess Hurrell, Emily Keegin, Karen Knorr, Agata Madejska, Zoe Maxwell, Laura Pannack, Regine Petersen, Sarah Pickering, Dana Popa, Clare Strand, Emma Weislander, and Tereza Zelenkova
TASCHEN and Humble Arts Foundation are pleased to present Women in Art Photography U.K., curated by Jon Feinstein and amani olu. Similar to its American counterpart, this exhibition attempts to avoid a decidedly “female” voice and instead presents the work of a stylistic variety of women photographers based in the U.K. The photographs in this exhibition transcend rigid categorical distinctions, and can easily fall across multiple genres within art photography. This ranges from constructed studio works to pictures that explore or comment on traditional notions of portraiture, still life, and landscape photography. transforms everyday playgrounds into jarring, outer space sculptures, transcends preconceived notions of youth culture in her tense, uncomfortable portraits of adolescents, and images of controlled test explosions explore the vulnerability of everyday life during wartime, and the construction of military preparedness. By placing a variety of styles and influences in the same context, the curators encourage viewers to draw abstract relationships between the works and challenge their own notions of what it means to photograph as a woman in the contemporary landscape.
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