2nd publication by Femxphotographers.org
Editor Roula Seikaly
Design studio basic, London
Publisher Hatje Cantz, Berlin
Cindy Sherman, Ruth van Beek, Estelle Hanania, Justine Kurland, Sara Bastai, Weronika Gesicka, Rebecca Hackemann, Masako Hirano, Theodora Eliezer, Eva Woolridge, Sheida Soleimani.
Alok Vaid-Menon, Rebecca Hackemann, Nimco Kulmiye Hussein, Hanna Mattes, Adah Parris, Julia Polyck-O‘Neill, Simon(e) van Saarloos, Roula Seikaly, Kim TallBear.
Through curating exhibitions, hosting public events and publishing thematic publications, Femxphotographers.org is shaping the contemporary photography discourse by providing photographers with an empowering network of solidarity and mutual support. Womxn’s bodies are frequently fetishised while their minds are vilified and voices silenced. This is evident throughout history and in a variety of cultures worldwide.
Mind Over Matter is a book that evokes female vision. It investigates the power of the mind, as well as dreams and fantasies, logic and intuition. It explores inner strength, courage, determination, willpower and support through a curation of complex and individualistic series. The concept of the mind is associated with a wide range of philosophical metaphors, images of the human psyche, butterflies. Playing with the multiformity and all the stimuli that are presented to us we decided to expand our publication to include text. We challenge our narratives, and expand the conversation, by inviting guest authors and artists to contribute to our collective members‘ pieces: Fantasies, life, sexual narratives, tenderness, wildness and power.