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Bronze 2021 People / Self-Portrait

Conversations With Myself

  • Prize
    Bronze in People / Self-Portrait
  • Photographer
    Jo Ann Chaus

In this work I assume the roles of imaged personas in masquerade summoned from my subconscious, representing an emergence and coalescence, of becoming. In the masquerade I channel women who came before me, the constraints imposed on them, by society, family and themselves, their resignation, surrender, and the strength and courage they harbor. The work is an homage to and for women who endure, acquiesce and struggle with the weight and responsibilities carried as wives and mothers, the traditional female roles, compromising personal desires, aspirations and unrealized potentials.