Persephone's Choice: Every Woman's Dilemma
With Persephone, Greek Goddess of Spring and Queen of the Underworld as both a starting point and inspiration, this conceptual photographic series also became an exploration of the meaning of being female with both body and mind. The thirteen images from the series presented here became a basis for discussion of myth and meaning. More than that, the images are about a woman defining for herself what it means to be a woman, rather than accepting a definition imposed by Society. What began as a small personal project for this photographer also became a search for meaning of self, reflecting back on life as a woman, anthropologist, and obstetrician-gynecologist.
A discussion of many aspects of this photo-essay is available in Susan's Kindle e-book, Persephone's Choice, available through Amazon. The book can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
This photo-essay series features Kelly Angerosa in her debut as a professional model in the role of Persephone.
"My Fate, by Choice" and "Free as a Bird" have been juried into the Insight New Mexico Photography Show to be held in April 2016.
"My Fate, by Choice" was a winner in 2016 Color It Red Contest held by Red Dog News.
"My Fate, by Choice" will be shown In Berlin, Germany in the
Berlin Foto Biennale 2016 and 4th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, October 6-30, 2016.
Famed Magnum photographer, Steve McCurry, will have a Retrospective of 130 images in this show.