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Finding A Voice: Seven Outspoken Women At Hess

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OUTSPOKEN: 7 WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
HESS GALLERY
PINE MANOR COLLEGE
400 HEATH STREET
CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS
THROUGH FEBRUARY 10

by Lisa Mikulski

What does it mean to be outspoken? In today’s social and political environment, there are those of us who have certainly been outspoken. The political resistance, scores of journalists, the Women’s March and, most recently, the #MeToo Movement have rolled through our nation like sweeping tides. But even as women now come forth in staggering numbers to express themselves, often the voices of these individual girls and women are dismissed or victim-blamed into submission. There are those whose voices have never, nor will ever, be heard.

“Outspoken: Seven Women Photographers,” now on view at Pine Manor College’s Hess Gallery, presents the voices of women who illuminate their stories — their messages for us — through the medium of photography.

Curated by photographer and educator Marky Kauffmann, the show seeks to present and challenge cultural assumptions of what it means to be a woman in an overwhelmingly patriarchal society, both within our own borders and without.

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