This post was written while listening to "Hot Topic" by Le Tigre. For the most complete sensory experience, I recommend reading it the same way. But you can probably enjoy it with the accompaniment of any feminist anthem you choose.
For this Women's History Month post, I'd like to shift the focus towards a new generation of photographic artists who bring their innovative perspectives to expand the current definition and understanding of the medium.
Joni Livaudais uses both historical photographic processes and contemporary alternative methods, including gum bi-chromate printing, photo sculpture and installation. She received her MFA from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana in 2013.
Kristen Kula is a Chicago-based visual artist and curator. She completed her BFA in Photography at Columbia College Chicago (2013).
A huge belated congratulations to the Feminist Photography Network for their compelling Gender and the Lens exhibition at Ryerson Artspace. The show included student and recent alumni work exploring different aspects and versions of what it means to be gendered female in honour of International Women’s Day.
Works by: April Beatson, Valerie Carew, Ailene deVries, Kat Dlugosz, Charisse Fung, Marina Mche, Julia Nemfield, Laura Prieto, Ananna Rafa, Adrian Raymer, Farihah Aliyah Shah, Christina Webber, Andrea Westbrook, Kelsey Whyte.
If you missed the chance to see the show in person, here are a few images.