My Self-Reflection Exhibition opened Dec 6 and continues to March 3 2019 at the Griffin Museum in Winchester, MA. It is curated by Paula Tognarelli, the museum director.
I started taking self-portraits at twenty while attending a student luncheon at the home of the artist Georgia O’Keefe. She saw me with a camera and suggested I go out on her ranch and see what the spirits guided me to. I made a self-portrait then and this became a huge interest for over five decades.
Using this method I express emotions and recover new sensations. In the project for my exhibition I included photographs of me taken by other photographers which offered the opportunity to be part of their own stories and which expanded mine. With this work, putting myself in the pictures, I am adding the female body which is often left us out to the history of art.
Following quote describes my quest:
“Here is a woman feeling herself, playing herself, turning into herself.” Yifat Hachamovitch , 1987
The photo New Orleans was the image that brought most discussion and appreciation during the opening evening.
Self-Portrait Recovery Hippocrates at the Health Center, Florida
Written by Linda Troeller