We Women: The Power of Photography
Highlighting 17 unique photographic projects from various corners of the country with grassroots community engagement, led by women and gender non-conforming artists.
Exhibition until September 12, 2021, Empire Fulton Lawn in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential elections and subsequent women’s marches, a number of grassroots organizations grew out of mutual frustration over the country’s deep political divisions over issues of economy, race, genre and beyond. We, Women is one such organization, dedicated to promoting action and dialogue through art.
We, Women was founded to amplify the voices of women and nonconforming women in a time of division and distrust of politics. The project, presented by Photoville and Women Photograph, provides funding and mentorship to visual artists who combine photography with community engagement to reframe social and political issues.
In July, We, Women’s first outdoor public traveling exhibit, “We, Women: The Power of We,” kicked off with an exhibit at Brooklyn Bridge Park which will open later this summer in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. partnership with the Anchorage Museum, and will then be presented in Atlanta, Chicago and New Orleans over the next year. The first exhibit shines a light on 17 impactful projects, which examine issues central to the minds of many Americans: immigration, education, climate change, race, motherhood and family, gun control, health care, religion, law reform. criminal justice, gentrification, sexual assault, and more.
The founders of We, Women describe the exhibition: “We have selected artists whose contributions all demonstrate that there is potential for a different future for this country. These artists all combine photography and community engagement to maximize visibility and impact. The free and accessible public exhibit is made up of 380 feet of captivating images that will reach hundreds of thousands of people.
The work is displayed along the building fences surrounding Empire Fulton Lawn directly under the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The exhibition opened on July 13 and will be on view until September 12. There will be a guided tour of the exhibition and related programs later this summer. Please check the website for more information.