Josephine Sacabo: Oyeme Con Los Ojos
October 1, 2011- December 31, 2011
PhotoNOLA Welcome Party: Friday, Dec. 9, 4-6pm
A Gallery for Fine Photography
241 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Thur-Mon 10:30am – 5:30pm
Joséphine Sacabo will be exhibiting a new series of photogravures entitled, Óyeme con los Ojos [Hear Me With Your Eyes], inspired by the life and work of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, a 17th century Mexican nun who was one of the greatest poets and intellectuals of the American continent. Sor Juana lived in Mexico City in the late 1600’s and was very active in defending women’s rights in Mexico through her writing and poetry which centered on freedom.
“She created the most renowned salon of her time from behind the bars of her cloistered cell. And in that cell she studied science and philosophy, wrote poems, plays and music, and championed women’s right to intellectual and spiritual freedom. In the end, after resisting valiantly for over twenty years, she was silenced by the Inquisition. It is my hope that these images will help break that silence so that we may once again “hear her with our eyes”. This work is dedicated to women everywhere who, whatever their confines, prevail. They are our hope.
Joséphine Sacabo will be the keynote speaker for PhotoNOLA on Friday, December 9, 2011.
A Gallery for Fine Photography invites all festival attendees to a PhotoNOLA Welcome Party, honoring Joséphine Sacabo, from 4:00-6:30pm that evening. Food generously provided by Broussard’s Restaurant. This reception precedes her lecture, to take place two blocks away, at The Historic New Orleans Collection’s Williams Research Center starting at 7pm.