Born Invisible: Catalogue Of An Exhibition At The Museum Of Rome (Italian Edition)
Sheila McKinnon's arresting images of young girls capture in a single frame, the complicated pattern of cultural entrenchment that narrates their lives - beginning at birth and following through into womanhood, generation upon generation. The beauty of her composition does not overshadow the rich iconography of place - the cultural truth-teller to the situational narrative revealed in her photogra...
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Gangemi (May 29, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 0.3 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 21152119
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hy. The duration that has defined cultural pasts spills onto and beyond the spatial reality and into our consciousness. Her photography used as a visual platform, is the door through which to enter public consciousness; to inform our communities of the cultural tsunami taking shape around the globe in response to the treatment of girls and women - the disregard for and denial of their basic human rights, primarily. Sheila McKinnon (www.sheilamckinnon.com) was born in Canada and has spent most of her life in Italy. She has worked as a photographer and journalist in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Near East for various European and North American publications such as The New York Times, Newsweek, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, Die Welt, Beaux Arts Magazine, Saveur Magazine, the Toronto Globe & Mail, Elle Spain, Elle Hungary and most of the major Italian publications. She has worked in collaboration with various humanitarian organizations and UN agencies such as UNICEF, the FAO, UNFPA, IDLO, La Comunità di Sant'Egidio, Africare, Aidos and others. A selection of 24 large format images from the archives of Sheila McKinnon are hung in the public reception spaces of the Italian Ministry of Environment in Via Condotti, Rome. These works are part of the permanent collection of the cultural patrimony of Italy.