New Orleans, LA: October 4September 11, 2018
TAGGED exhibition at A Gallery for Fine Photography
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