LILLITH

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Guia Besana, Condition #2

In religious mythology, Lilith is the first wife of Adam. Made of the same dust, she considered herself his equal. Confident and aware of her power, she chose to leave Adam (and the paradise of Eden) instead of to subjugate herself to his will.

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Maxine Helfman, NEVAEH, from the Historical Correction series.

Regarded by some academics as the first feminist, the story of Lilith presents an alternative narrative to the better-known story of Adam and Eve. Like her story, this exhibition presents the works of women photographers Jodi Bieber, Guia Besana, Maxine Helfman, Allison Janae Hamilton, and Donna Cooper Hurt who use the camera to create new or alternative narratives regarding femininity, history, identity and power.

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Donna Cooper Hurt, Green

About the exhibition:

The Light Factory
January 19 – April 7, 2017
Curated by Jonell Logan

Learn more here.

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Allison Janae Hamilton, Scratching at the Wrong Side of Firmament.

 

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