Sole Witness

PrizeHonorable Mention in Photography
ArtistJo Ann Chaus

The work is a story about a woman of a certain age becoming intimately aware of her existence as if for the first time. The work is a sequence of revelation, emergence and transformation.

My work for the past five years has been an investigation of a woman's place in the world, and the progress made individually, collectively and societally, by my personal experiences, explorations, conversations and observations. Prior to the current self portraiture work, Conversations with Myself, I explored my relationship vis a vis my family of origin, in Sweetie & Hansom, a seven year project, to understand psychologically my personal development and amassed a clear understanding of my philosophical perspective on life.