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   - wrestling with leviticus 18:22
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BET HAYYIM

URBAN ARCHEOLOGY & MODERN RUINS

THE WORLD OF DOLLS


EXHIBITIONS

BREAKING THROUGH TRADITION
April 3 – May 3, 2014
Opening Reception: April 3 2014, 7pm-9pm
Pierro Gallery, Baird Center, 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 07079
Photograph ‘Changed Landscapes’ - 48 x 72 inches Gelatin Silver Print

STORIES WE TELL
September 4th – 28th  2013
Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY 10001
‘Photograph ‘Changed Landscapes’

FROM RESEARCH TO ACTION
Breast Cancer Biennial Art Exhibition
Oakland Marriot and Convention Center, Oakland CA, September 24-25 2010
Photographs from portfolio Changed Landscapes: Takami Odyssey.

CHANGES LANDSCAPES: Exploring the Feminine Identity and the Process of Coming to Terms with the Body after Breast Cancer
The Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, NY. Curator.
Photographs from portfolio Changed Landscapes: Takami Odyssey.

 
Changed Landscapes

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Changed landscapes

‘I thought, “I wonder how long it was before the Dahomean* girl Amazons could take their changed landscapes for granted?”’

Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals.
*It is said that the Amazon warriors of Dahomey have their right breasts cut off to make themselves more effective archers.


In 1998, Takami Yao had undergone a double mastectomy. She told me that she had been scared when diagnosed with breast cancer, assuming that she would die. Following the chemotherapy, when her hair was falling out, she made a decision to shave her head. When she looked in the mirror, she realized that she was more beautiful than she had ever been. She saw herself reborn, and knew at that moment that she was going to live.

As a photographer, I saw both Takami’s scars and her beauty. I dared to look deeper because she wasn’t afraid to show me. How optimistic and courageous to look inward, to face loss, and become stronger through the experience. The truth is that the landscape of our body is forever changing. Like a topographic map, the lines and shadings reflect our physical and psychological journey through life – through adolescence, childbirth, illness, menopause, and old age.

Takami’s photographs depict a woman who bravely explores the physical and emotional contours of her new form. These portraits can be viewed as a narrative about her life and also as a defining moment of change. Bald, breast-less and scarred, she is as she appears to be -- fearless and beautiful, essentially and eternally female.

Changed Landscapes, Exploring The Feminine Identity And The Process Of Coming To Terms With The Body After Breast Cancer, was a gallery installation I curated at the Elsa Mott Ives Gallery in New York City in 2002. My larger than life photographs, along with the work of three other internationally acclaimed artists in the exhibit, showed that it is possible to face these transfiguring changes, however painful and frightening, and yet still create new beginnings.


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