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Women On War, A Photographic View

Thorndike Library exhibit features women photographers on war
November 8, 2004 - Thorndike Library

 

Women on War, an exhibition of women photographers showing images of women in the midst of violence will be showing at College of the Atlanticís Thorndike Library from November 8 through January 5.

By filming women within such destruction, Women on War asks basic questions about life, such as whether women photographers capture aspects of war differently than men. The exhibit features photojournalists along with photographers known primarily for their work as artists. Among the photographers are Donna De Cesare, who photographs children of conflict in Central America, Ruth Fremson of the New York Times, Leslie Fratkin, creator of "Sarajevo Self Portrait: The View from Inside," and Maine artists Maggie Foskett of Camden, a fine arts photographer; Judith Ellis Glickman of Cape Elizabeth, known for her holocaust images; Barbara Goodbody of Cumberland Foreside, curator and photographer of "Echoes Across the Himalayas: Tibetan Children in Exile;" and Katarina Weslien, a mixed media artist living in Portland.

"War involves killing and so much more," writes Anne Zill, of the Women's Center for Ethics in Action. The exhibit has been curated by Zill with the assistance of Kevin Callahan. "Topics as big as politics, philosophy, history, the ethics of right and wrong, all surface in wars along with the more down-to-earth facts of survival: wounds, hurt, fear, grief, loss, looting, and above all changeóflattened buildings, butchered landscapes, fractured visions and crumpled futures for women, men and children."

There will be a reception for the exhibit on Monday, Nov. 8, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. with a talk by the curators at 4:30 p.m. Hours for the Thorndike Library are as follows: Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. noon to midnight. 288-5015.

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