1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)
Christian Weidner, Two shots, 2014, Oil / Gold lacquer on canvas, 56 x 39 cm
Hannah Wilke, S.O.S. — Starification Object Series, 1974
Starification Object Series consisted of “performalist” self portraits of Wilke in typical pin-up poses, her skin and body blemished by chewed gum. The forms appear to be scars or growths ; Wilke stated that she chose the material because “it’s the perfect metaphor for the American woman – chew her up, get what you want out of her, throw her out and pop in a new piece”
Hannah Wilke, Breastplate, 1981.
I’ve been told that I look younger than what I am, although when I’m tired I probably look my age.
I don’t think I’d ever want a movie about my life, but maybe a low budget doco with reenacted scenes using unknown faces who only have hair colour in common with the characters they play. That would be pretty A+.