ICONS Women Workers by Anna Henson: Creating New Narratives about Women & Work

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-12-11-11I had the honor to work with artist Anna Henson for her on-going project ‘Icons: Women Workers’. An interactive digital portrait places me at sunset in front of the hoop house at Grow Dat Youth Farm in New Orleans, Louisiana.

I am proud to stand alongside Courtney Harvey, Sister Alison McCrary, Malliron Hodge and Claire Graves – all incredible women.

About the project
Icons : Women Workers is an ongoing series of interactive video portraits aiming to create a gesture-based movement dialogue between a viewer and digital portrait, while investigating a  new iconography of women in the workplace. A hybrid of documentary and staged imagery, with symbolism drawn from varied religious and spiritual sources, the work blurs performativity with the reality of the women’s working lives. The objects shown below the portraits, significant to each woman’s working life, as well as the hand positions (mudras), were chosen in collaboration with each portrait subject. More here.

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