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“Oh My Goddess!” is a celebration of the women in my family. It is about honoring these women, most of whom are living full and active lives in southern France. (I wonder… is the secret to longevity in southern France the Madiran wine or the foie gras, or both…?)

Among these beautiful women are my nonagenarian mother, her peers, and other members of my extended family. A few of them have now passed, but their memories live on.

During the recent period of the pandemic and its associated restrictions, the distance between me and my family of origin has never seemed so great. Knowing that I am no longer just a simple airplane flight away from visiting them saddens me.

These playful depictions of the women reflect happy moments spent with them, while I am here and they are far away. During my period of confinement, I revisited my family photographs and transformed these ordinary women, giving them a breath of new life, and capturing their lively spirits and dynamism. I mean to convey what is most beautiful about them, perhaps enhancing that beauty, even transforming them into goddesses.

Miren (with Hamilton)

Miren (with Hamilton)

Thérèse

Thérèse

Giselle

Giselle

Céline

Céline

Yvette

Yvette

Suzanne 1

Suzanne 1

Suzanne 2

Suzanne 2

Suzanne 3

Suzanne 3

Mamette

Mamette

Marie

Marie

Maryse

Maryse

Paulette

Paulette

Andrée

Andrée

Françoise

Françoise

Simone (with Jack)

Simone (with Jack)

Jacky

Jacky

Maryse 2

Maryse 2

Susie (and Jack)

Susie (and Jack)

Kudisan

Kudisan

Oh My Goddess! Atelier 32 Exhibit, Griffin Museum of Photography (September 5-27, 2020)

Oh My Goddess! Atelier 32 Exhibit, Griffin Museum of Photography (September 5-27, 2020)

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