Saturday, August 05, 2006

Exhibition & Artists Info

She Shootin'! Aw, Made You Look...
Works by Six Women Photographers

Opening Reception: August 6, 2006, 4-8pm
Works on View: July 29 - August 26, 2006

The Lineup:

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn
Delphine Fawundu-Buford
Kerika Fields
Ava Griffiths
Karen Jackson
Nsenga Knight

The Gallery @ Harriet's Alter Ego
293 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11217
(718) 783-2074
http://www.harrietsalteregoonline.com
www.myspace.com/harrietsalterego

Six of Brooklyn's emerging women photographers invite us into their worlds through glimpses into their growing bodies of work. From candid portraiture to guerrilla documentary and street photography, the images included in She Shootin' marks personal stations of these women's photographic journeys.

The women of She Shootin' have varied approaches and histories with the medium of photography:

Nsenga Knight studied filmmaking at Howard University; her intimate photographs focuses primarily on documenting the African American Muslim and Caribbean experiences of New York. Her work was exhibited in the prestigious Small Works Exhibition this year and is currently exhibited at Chelsea's Art Gotham Gallery.

Delphine Fawundu-Buford has been composing since the early 90s; influenced by greats like Lorna Simpson and Roy DeCarava, her photography has focused on hip hop and women. She has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and International Center of Photography.

Kerika Fields is a contributing writer and photographer for the New York Amsterdam News, through event photography she has been able to build a impressive collection of candid portraiture.

Ava Griffiths approach to street photography is cinematic and reminiscent of a detailed novel, her series of elders is a warm tribute to these sages of Brooklyn.

London-native and jewelry designer, Karen Jackson fashions her photography with detail and grace just as she assembles her jewelry for her company, Ambiguous Art Jewelry.

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn is both an essayist and photographer, focusing on international travel and jazz. She is one of the photographers included in the Shootout exhibition in honor of Jack T. Franklin this August at the African-American Museum in Philadelphia.

Inspired by myriad themes, She Shootin' are offerings in frames that are exposures of these women's souls.

For more information please contact 718-783-2074 or Vodita@aol.com

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you sistahs im so proud of you all...heard about the exhibit in sunny cali wishin i could be there to witness the magnificence first hand!

JazzaJuda said...

I truly enjoyed what little I caught of the closing exhibit :-( my apologies for lateness. It was inspiring & empowering to see the talents and beauty of black women sharing positive images of our community. Much respect!