Feature Photo: S. Merrick, NY, USA. Woman runs uphill late afternoon at Norman J Levy Park & Preserve, Long Island.
To celebrate today – International Women’s Day – & this month – Women’s History Month, here are a few of the memorable woman, including my daughters Sue and Laurie, I’ve photographed over the past dozen years. Click each photo to see larger image:
Laura Gillen • Liuba Grechen Shirley • Laura Curran
New Paltz, New York, October 16, 2019. Childhood friends JUDY KENNEDY, who’s a singer and ukulele player, and the photographer visit historic Mohonk Mountain House. Trip was a birthday gift. [click image to see color version]
1911 – International Women’s Day is first celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, on March 19th.
1913 – Russian women observe the first International Women’s Day on February 23, which is then changed to March 8th. In 1914, women across Europe – including in London, UK – hold rallies expressing women’s solidarity.
1975 – The United Nations starts celebrating International Women’s Day.
2001 – site launches to re-energize movement and to provide guidance and resources, and adopts an annual campaign theme.
Women’s History Month 2021: “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced”
I’m thrilled to be one of four artists in Huntington Arts Council’s “Her Story Through Art” Invitational Show! The Opening Reception – Friday, March 3, 2017, from 6-8 pm – is free and open to the public.
“Her Story Through Art” Invitational Show, at Huntington Arts Council, March 2017. Artists: Anahai DeCanio, Ann Parry, Tara Leale Porter, Irene Vitale. I captured photo of actress Kelli Vonshay Henderson during LIIFE 2016 Awards Ceremony at Bellmore Movies.
Since the exhibit celebrates Women’s History Month, I selected pieces from my portrait and news photography that focus on females of all ages – with emphasis on women passionately involved in civics and politics, the arts, and volunteering.
RECEPTION – MARCH 3, 2017 – Friday’s Opening Reception was special for so many reasons – most notably because guests experienced four such distinct approaches to women expressing themselves through art. And the cutest reason the night was special for me was that my grandchildren, who are one-and-a-half and almost five years old, were there, along with their mom, dad, and Aunt Laurie.
Other much-appreciated visitors included friends and fellow photographers from Long Island Center of Photography; plus, several people featured in my photos came with their families.
Huntington, New York, USA. March 5, 2017. SHEIMYRAH MIGHTY, 18, next to 2008 photo of hersel by Ann Parry, at Opening Reception for “Her Story Through Art” Invitational Art Show, celebrating Women’s History Month, at Huntington Arts Council.
Huntington, NY, USA. March 5, 2017. LORI HOROWITZ poses next to 2014 photo of herself by Ann Parry, at Opening Reception for “Her Story Through Art” Invitational Art Show at Huntington Arts Council.
TAKE DOWN DAY – MARCH 27, 2017 – When Bob and I arrived on “Take Down Day” after the show ended, Irene’s and Anahai’s art was already gone, and Tara was spackling where she had removed hooks from wall. Later, when I took a break from wrapping my canvases, Tara showed me how plants were sprouting in her sculpture terrarium.
Seeing the beginning of this new life – what a lovely way to end “Her Story Through Art.”