Portfolio > Taos Women

Melissa Zink
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Amber Vasquez
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Lisanne Cole
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Maye Torres
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Elizabeth Couse
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Mildred Tolbert
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Nancy Stapp
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Jacqueline Gala
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Audrey Davis
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Mildred Young
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Erika Luckett
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Corina Santistevan
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Nancy Laupheimer
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Sara Jean Gray
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Mandy Stapleford
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Erin Currier
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Shaun and Hillery Duran
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Lydia Garcia
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Jeralyn and Pauline Luhan
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Anita Rodriguez
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Erin Bad Hand
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Susan Streeper
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Jenny Bird
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Meibao Nee
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Carmen Cameron Wolfe
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Veronica Golos
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Trudy Healy
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Mary Graves
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Loretta Ortiz y Pino
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Andrea Heckman
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Lyla Johnston and Pat McCabe
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches
$150
Pamela Pereyra
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Martha Grossman
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Mel Scully
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Teresa Swayne
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Alyce Frank
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Shirley Trujillo
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Olga Torres-Reid
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Mirabai Starr
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Mimi Chen Ting
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Jenny Vincent
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Norah Lovell
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Michelle Cooke
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Marsha Skinner
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5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Kim Treiber Thompson
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Judith Kendall
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Dori Vinella
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150
Ann St. John Hawley
Archival pigment photograph
5 x 7 inches, unframed
$150
Jocelyn Martinez
Archival pigment photograph
7 x 5 inches, unframed
$150

Most of my photographic work in recent years has examined women’s lives. I also photograph other subjects - my travels, details of nature – but I always come back to portraits of women. I am disturbed by the ways in which women continue to be portrayed in American popular culture. Just when I think progress is being made, I am assaulted by yet another image of an emaciated scantily-clad young woman upside down in a garbage can, her lifeless feet advertising the latest fashion in shoewear. I become angry, and I feel the need to create images of authentic beautiful and intelligent women.

When I first discussed this artistic project with a friend, she suggested I call it by the acronym SIWOT, Strong Independent Women of Taos. That has been its working title, but now writer Lyn Bleiler and I have compiled the photos and writings about the women into a book entitled A Precarious Balance: Creative Women in Taos. Of course, the photographs in this series represent just a few of the hundreds of such strong, creative women living and working in Taos, New Mexico.