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Since its premier in Charlotte, NC in June 2002,the WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE exhibition has been traveling always continuously. In every venue the project has been enthusiastically received by the media and the public. Many venues have reported increased attendance and media attention particularly in those venues where images of women from the hosting communities are included in the exhibition. In February 2010, the exhibition made its European debute when the United States Embassy in Slovakia opened the exhibition at all three INFO USA Centers in Bratislava, BanskÃ¡ and KoÅ›ice. Again the exhibition opened in Europe in February 2011 at the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest, Romania.
The WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE project is a photographic study of the spiritual and physical beauty of the black woman. It is an attempt to see in a new light and in a new way an incredible group of women. The women protraited represent the Black American Woman in many of her social and physical manifestations. The subjects come from all walks and stages of life, they are mothers and
daughters, artists, professionals, and community activists to name a few. Through the use of black and white photography done in a style reminiscent of the high glamour photography of 1930's and 40's Hollywood, the beauty of the black women is dramatically laid bare.
The core exhibition which currently consists of well over 90 powerful images, can be easily tailored to fit practically any space or facility. One particularly unique and popular feature of this exhibition is the option of the presenter to have women from the hosting community photographed and included in the exhibition. This has been done to great effect in a number of venues to increase local interest and community involvement.
Since its premier in June 2002, the WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE exhibition has traveled to a number of cities around the U.S. and twice to Europe where it has been enthusiastically received by the public and the media. The Herald-Sun of Durham NC wrote, "Jerry Taliaferro challenges us to re-think our ideas about beauty." Neil A. Barclay, President and CEO of the African-American Cultural Center of Greater
Pittsburgh, wrote , "When I first encountered Jerry Taliaferro's acclaimed traveling exhibition of black and white photographs I was immediately impressed with his ability to tell a story. Using the synergy of portraiture and symbolism, he has found a way to tell the story of a woman and a people." This project is more than an exhibition. It is a powerful tribute to women.
The Black woman is the Mother of Civilization. There are four talented, intelligent women enjoying a moment at Salaam Restaurant. Yes, Leslie Muhammad, Judith Wilson, Rachel X-Smith and Laila Muhammad are another reason the Black women must be honored, respected and protected. Check out them and more sisters like them at Sister Space FCN on Facebook.
Featured in The Final Call Newspaper, it is a new featured section dedicated to the aims, goals, views, and accomplishements of women. It gives women the chance to express themselves through news articles, commentaries, or perspectives.