Joan Myers

 

Contemporary Photographers

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Ron Flory sent me the link to Joan Myers’ website. Mrs Myers has lots of fairly nice landscapes in her portfolio. But what really struck me was her series Women of a Certain Age. To quote her from one of those pages: “None of my friends would pose for me. That was my first lesson. ‘My body is not beautiful,’ said one. Another delayed a shooting session repeatedly until she ‘got in shape.’ Where are the images of older women? Who defines what is beautiful? Is ‘beautiful’ part of the definition of who a woman is? We all age daily. The body but records the passing of time. What does aging have to do with being a woman?”