A call for entries that attempted to capture the essence of being a woman: an impossible feat, but we went for it anyway. The submissions attempt to paint a soft and tender representation of womanhood. Clicking through countless still life’s buttered with soft pink fabric, centered and ‘unexpected’ iconic imagery. Surely, being a woman is more than this!
This is a collection that barely graces the surface of womanhood, a collection of woman photographers who’ve captured intimacy, softness, tenderness, and most delicately of all, patience. Even the most striking photographs have a gentleness about them. They evoke every desire to observe, yet do not demand attention. Perhaps this is a side effect of being a woman working and living in the modern world. Perhaps women are taught that it isn’t desirable to be ‘too’ anything. These photos demonstrate the inclination to just barely cross the line between beautiful and unsettling, between quiet and loud, between reality and fantasy. The small, quiet, and meticulous details demonstrated in these photographs carry more weight than the obvious ones. Merely attempting to describe the indescribable, these images politely beg you to pay attention.
Izzy de Wattripont
Izzy de Wattripont
Caroline Houdek Solomon
A gracious ‘thank you’ to the incredible women who submitted to this impossible attempt. Looking through your images is always a joy, and we’re always surprised by the results.
Please stay tuned for our next theme of What We’ve Found!
International Limited Residency MFA Photography Program Hartford Art School
University of Hartford
Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!
lives in Portland,Oregon. He has taught extensively in the USA and Europe at various institutions including: Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Photographic Center Northwest, International Center of Photography, and the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin. He received an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1979. Lyons has received numerous awards for his work including: NEA Survey Grant, Ford Foundation Grants, and a MacDowell Residency. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe and is represented in numerous permanent collections including: The Metropolitan Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Hallmark Collection of Photography, Nelson–Atkins Museum, and Beth Hatefutsoth Museum of the Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Israel.