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Women's History Month Art Exhibit
March 01, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Mon. - Thurs., 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Fri., 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Photographer Angelica Ekeke is the Stories Coordinator at the Museum of the African Diaspora in downtown San Francisco, where she produces short films that chronicle the lives of people of African descent in the Bay Area.  In her timely photo series “Who we are: the will to adorn,” subjects adorn themselves with pieces of clothing and jewelry that have a significance to their identity. In a time where racial division is on the rise and anti-immigration rhetoric is prevalent, it is a joining of women who have “the will”, the deliberate intention, to celebrate the beauty of who they are. The combination of photojournalistic photographs and unconventional portraiture place subjects in their own home or landscapes that resemble their native land. With this, she is inviting viewers to look, listen, and think about the significance of adornment, the value of culture, and the will that it takes to be who we are, truly and fearlessly in America.

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