Searching for Life: Re-growth & Display
The Society for Photographic Education’s Women’s Caucus perpetually reinvents the definition of the presumptive “photographic document” and recalls the many interpersonal relationships within their female identifying role, identities, and responsibilities. This ongoing photographic and cinematic experience creates and examines the personal, transcending reflections of dedications to the recollection of the female human existence. WE, the Women’s Caucus have a collective story to share—a story about bringing life to our struggles, repairing damaged connections, and finding strength in solidarity and isolation.
The 2022 installment of the WE, the Women’s Caucus Exhibition responds to the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial: World Record through an international call to women working with light and photography to process and reveal the adversities in life they have experienced. This dialog of re-growth and display through our shared search for life is not limited to current works, it will be a diverse collection of global, timeless submissions that penetrate the life of each artist selected. Together, the works selected dismantle and expose a cyclical gaze. Historically, photography is dominated by the male gaze; the exhibition breaks through these barriers and gives opportunity for the female gaze to stare back at the male dominated world.
SPE engages its worldwide membership and affiliated communities through a range of supportive platforms including year-long programming, conferences, events, exhibitions and publications.
The annual SPE WE, the Women’s Exhibition: Searching for Life: Re-growth & Display works were juried and selected by Artist Deborah Bright.
Juror: Deborah Bright
October 7, 2022
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Opening reception with Society of Photographic Education (SPE) Women’s Caucus Chair, Sarah Ann Austin, in conversation with Xavier University Art Department Chair, Suzanne Chouteau, and Women’s Caucus members Jordanne Renner and Remijin Camping.
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October 12, 2022
2:45pm – 4:00pm
SPE Women’s Caucus Logo, 2022. Graphic. Courtesy of SPE Women’s Caucus
Xavier University Art Gallery at The A.B. Cohen Center
1658 Musketeer Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Mon–Fri 10am–4pm, and by appointment
Free to the Public