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MAY   2002 
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WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHER'S COLLECTIVE

"Seeing in the Dark"

June 7-June 30, 2002

Opening Reception
Friday, June 7, 7:00-10:00pm


Women Photographers' Collective

Corinne Diop, Rebecca Silberman, Melinda LeBlanc


STATEMENT

The work for Seeing in the Dark consists of images made by the three current members of the Women Photographers' Collective: Corinne Martin Diop, Melinda Trout LeBlanc, and Rebecca Silberman. Each member of the collective makes psychological photographs that are brought forth from within and expressed with light. The essence of these images share a process of personal revelation that begins in an obscure place and becomes illuminated.


Corinne Martin Diop
email: diopcj@jmu.edu

I am walking on a city street, photographing the city (any city, any street). The street goes on way beyond my range of vision, linking with other streets near and far, old and new. Beneath it there are complex systems of water and sewer, and above it, those of communications and electricity. It is part of a network, much like the veins, muscles and nerves in our bodies, yet I still feel it beneath my feet. The landscape is a mirror of the needs and desires, habits and methods of people. I look at what is around me and know it is a minuscule fragment of a vast, endless creation.


Melinda Trout LeBlanc

Death is an unavoidable aspect to life, and the grief experience the necessary journey undertaken by the survivor. These photographs are from a series of black and white prints that include multiple imagery and often text. They are intensely personal, resulting from the emotional upheaval brought about by the illness and death of my husband. This work expresses certain aspects of my joumey and is cathartic, though my ultimate hope is that through this exploration I can derive new meaning for the remainder of my own life.


Rebecca Silberman
email: rebsilberm@aol.com

These images are from a project called "Listening for Lazarus". This work recreates the journals, crude cameras and tintypes of a woman living in an asylum during the middle of the nineteenth century. According to the journal the images represent "a Mad, Round World, horrifically proportioned and dreadfully malformed, a Place which has No Beginning and No End."

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Corinne Diop
Construction/Destruction
2000  


Melinda Trout LeBlanc
Untitled
Black and White photograph
 


Melinda Trout LeBlanc
Untitled
Black and White photograph
 


Rebecca Silberman
Listening for Lazarus
Tintype
10.5"x24"
2000
 

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