El Fuego from Óyeme Con Los Ojos photogravure

New Orleans, LA: October 4

September 11, 2018

TAGGED exhibition at A Gallery for Fine Photography

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 4, 5 – 8 pm
A Gallery for Fine Photography
241 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
On view through January 12, 2019

Walking the graffiti gauntlet from my house to my studio, I am confronted by a lexicon of rampant misogyny, violence and sexual insults. The messages may be verbal but their effects are visceral. We are being ‘tagged’- as hos bitches and worse. But I am not that woman.

Why have women become the targets of the rage and frustration expressed?  Why are women bearing the consequences for injustices they have not committed? Where are the graffiti messages by women meant for men?

I do not have the answers to these questions, all I have are these images of what it feels like to be a woman walking these streets.

And in this I know I am not alone.   

– Josephine Sacabo