THE RIGHT TO HERSELF
Oct 20 - Nov 24, 2020
The exhibition is split between two locations and is on view through December 19 at the Clara Hatton Gallery at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. You can also see it virtually through the Center for Fine Art Photography’s website. Additionally, the exhibition features an accompanying billboard, catalog, virtual talks, and events.
This exhibition explores the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment, which legalized women’s right to vote, through the lens of women who self-identify as indigenous, women of color, and/or embody diverse racial, ethnic, and economic identities. Shown above (left to right) are work by Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen, Suchitra Mattai, and Letitia Huckaby.
The Right To Herself exhibition and related programs focus on various artists' perspectives of equity and the equal rights movement both in contemporary society and in history. The exhibition explores the vote as a promise for agency and voice within society and highlights the specific rights that diverse groups of women fought for historically into the present. In featuring these themes, the show recalls, reclaims, and reimagines the power of women of diverse backgrounds in front of the lens as well as rectifying their lacking presence within photography history. The exhibit is organized by the Center for Fine Art Photography.
Co-Curated by Lauren Cross from the University of North Texas’ College of Visual Arts and Design, and Center for Fine Art Photography Executive Director Hamidah Glasgow
Lincoln Center Featured Artists:
Christa Blackwood, Marcella Ernst, Delphine Fawundu, Angela Faz, Karen Ann Hoffman, Letitia Huckaby, Ann ‘Sole Sister’ Johnson, Renluka Maharaj, Suchitra Mattai, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Pete Sands, Rachelle Mozeman Solano, Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen, and Chanell Stone.
This project is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for The Arts and a grant from The City of Fort Collins Fort Fund Grant.