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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Role Reversal: Christa Blackwood, Lissa Rivera, Jessica Yatrofsky

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) presents Role Reversal, an exhibition that defies tradition by presenting the work of three women photographers whose images focus exclusively on men as their creative subject.

Gender disparity has long played an important part in informing the way we look at art and art history. Traditionally, men are the artists and viewers, while women have been confined to play the role of the muse: subjects to be painted, sculpted, and photographed by and from the male perspective.

The exhibition is timely, with #MeToo dominating headlines and women's marches taking place across America. But Role Reversal is about much more than highlighting talented female photographers, says CPAC's Executive Director Samantha Johnston.

"While each artist takes a vastly different approach, they all challenge us to question how images influence our beliefs and assumptions about the opposite sex," she said. "Role Reversal reminds us how powerful photography can be in shaping our perceptions of others."

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