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"The Parade: A Collection of Color Images by Linda Griffith"
2001-01-02 until 2001-01-31
Giving Gallery
Huntingdon Valley, PA, USA United States of America

The exhibition includes digital photographs created during the millenial Fourth of July Parade in Rockledge, Pennsylvania. The feature of the exhibit is the artist's point of view ont the impact feminism has, or has not, had on her hometown of the 1950's.

A familiar figure in Philadelphia's art scene of the early 1970's, Griffith founded and directed the Wilma Project Theatre from 1972-1976. While studying with feminist playwright Megan Terry in Omaha, Nebraska, Griffith founded The Orielle women's cultural center, the returned to Huntingdon Valley where, with her partner Kaylene Johnson, she fought to expose the physical abuse of elderly institutionized women in Bucks County. After spending four years in litigation against the County for violation of the First Amendment, in 1990 Griffith began her career in photography where her work often reflects her experience in confronting corruption. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Social Work, she has long been concerned with the ramifications of both political and artistic expression and is an outspoken advocate for women and the environment.

In 1999, Griffith's photograph depicting wildlife destruction was unanimously chosen by a six-member jury of prominent New York curators from among over 1,200 worldwide entries to represent the most talented emerging and mid-career artist at the turn of the century and millennium at the Stage Gallery in Merrick, NY. This year her work was chosen for inclusion in Photographer's Forum Best of Photography Annual 2000 and by an international panel of jurors for the Hasselblad Austrian Super Circuit. In December, Griffith founded the Giving Gallery and AllWays Cafe as a model for bringing the work of professional fine art photographers into a community through the sponsorship of small business.

IMAGE:
Girls Celebrating Independence
2000
9.75 in x 7.75 in


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