October 27 - November 18, 2018
Artist Reception: Saturday, November 3, 5:30 - 8:00pm
For many years, Sheba Legend has documented, through photography, video, and audio recordings women who embrace their natural masculinity. The black and white photographs in the exhibition are part of the artist’s ongoing human rights media project; with the intent to create awareness of, and stop, the bigoted bias against these women.
Frustrated by the lack of representation of masculine presenting women in the media, Sheba Legend asked women with whom she identified to let her photograph them. The resulting photographs show the strength and pride of the women whose pictures she took. The instant trust between those photographed and the photographer is apparent in these images.
Thursday through Sunday, 1pm to 6pm; or by appointment.
Take 2, 3, or 4 trains to Franklin Avenue. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin. Walk ¾ block to 558 St. Johns Place. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.
FiveMyles is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, the Greenwich Collection, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. The panel discussion is made possible thanks to a Humanities NY Action Grant.