South Africa: New All-Women Exhibition Shows Women Facing the Camera, Themselves and the World

In an upcoming, all women photography exhibition titled no ordinary women, 17 emerging and established female photographers will be exhibiting their work in Cape Town from Friday 17 August. The exhibition is a counterpoint to the colonialist patriarchy and apartheid model of how women have been and continue to be misrepresented. no ordinary women uses art to review our society, reflect on the abuse of women in South Africa and allows women to have a dominant influence over the way they are viewed.

Bibi Aisha (2010): During the shoot I put down my camera and said to Aisha that I could not imagine how it must have felt to be pinned down and violated so brutally, I also commented on what a beautiful woman she was and that with surgery her external beauty would return. I asked her if we could work together to show her inner strength, her inner beauty, her power... the room felt light, as if she got what I was saying. She looked back at...

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