Friday, February 27, 2009

Woman Jumps Out of Burning Building

I love the profile I wrote about a photographic celebration of women at The Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Musuem of Art. This exhibit was curated by Donna Henes and Daile Kaplan, from their own collection. The presentation began with a speech by Ms. Sackler. It was a fantastic historical tour de force of not only the women but the art of photography as well.
In particular, I find this image very provocative. Its undated, and unattributed, but Ms. Kaplan, VP of Swann Galleries estimates the 1940's. She is forever suspended in the sky above black smoke, a look of sheer terror on her face. Why is she alone? My agent and friend, Deirdre Mullane, speculated, about the story beneath the story:
She's blonde, single, childless, she's jumping for her life alright, but will she be saved?

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