April 9 through May 7, 2005
Opening reception Saturday April 9, 2-5 PM
We are pleased to present our second group exhibition featuring work by members of the venerable Magnum Photo Agency. Magna Brava will celebrate the contribution of women photographers to the most respected photojournalist collective in the world, which has always been a male-dominated group in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
Female photographers have consistently provided a different perspective to that which is most commonly seen in the realm of photojournalism. Our exhibition will consist of photographs by: Eve Arnold (American, b. 1913), whose presence on the film set of The Misfits in Nevada in 1955 culminated in some of the most memorable photographs ever taken of Marilyn Monroe; Martine Franck (American/British), who throughout her career has trained her lens on people from different backgrounds and cultures always to create environmental portraits that reveal the sitter's humanity; Maya Goded (born Mexico City, Mexico, 1970), who has focused much of her work on subjects relating to women and gender issues; Susan Meiselas (American, b. 1948), whose project Carnival Strippers (1972-1975) documented the daily lives of young strippers in small-town carnivals in the Eastern USA; Inge Morath (b. Graz, Austria; 1923-2002), whose portraits of famous women will grace our walls; and Lise Sarfati (French, b. 1958), whose images will be drawn from a recent body of work; and Marilyn Silverstone (American, b. London; 1929-1999), whose fascination with eastern culture led her to spend the latter 40 years of her life in India and Nepal, which she documented with an insider's eye.