Women Picturing Revolution

International Center of Photography Museum

Nov. 16, 2016, 07:00 pm

250 Bowery
(212) 857-0000


Against the backdrop of ongoing chaos, women are documenting wars, conflicts, crises, and revolutions, in both private realms and public spaces. Their work ranges from fine art photography—made as a personal response to forced silence, political oppression, and/or the inability to act—to photojournalism, documenting political and social upheaval. Featuring contemporary imagemakers in conversation, the Women Picturing Revolution panel will examine not only these photographs, but also the conditions under which women make such compelling images. In dialogue with photographers who engage these issues, the panel will aim to reclaim and retell a history that is both radical and necessary.

Grace Aneiza Ali (moderator)
Donna De Cesare
Tanya Habjouqa
Muriel Hasbun
This panel was co-organized by ICP faculty member Lesly Deschler Canossi and curator Zoraida Lopez. Canossi is a photographer, photo educator, and owner of Fiber Ink Studio, a pigment print and scanning studio in Beacon, New York. Her first book, Domestic Negotiations, was published in 2014. Lopez recently co-curated Women as Witness, an exhibition at TI Art Studios (Brooklyn, New York) about how women photograph community upheaval, and was the assistant curator of Picturing Black Girlhood, a photography exhibition at Columbia University/Raw Space presented in conjunction with Columbia University’s Black Girl Movement Conference. Her photographs documenting women in Colombia’s drug wars have been published in Of Note magazine, the World Policy Journal, and El Tiempo.

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