Building The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, Through The Eye of A Photographer

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Building The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, Through The Eye of A Photographer

I met photographer Angela Jimenez over six years ago. She was introduced to me by a mutual friend, a top-notch designer whose artistic opinion I greatly respect. My friend wanted me to look at Angela’s photo portfolio so that she might shoot for the magazine. I remember flipping through vibrant and thoughtful images of people and cityscapes, but what I remember most was the glint in this photographer’s eyes as she spoke about her ideas and ambitions.

I have since accompanied Angela on many photo stories while shooting for Velvetpark. And I've enjoyed looking at her photojournalism in the New York Times and other publications, as well as projects she’s pursued across the globe from Hungary to tsunami-torn South India, just because there were stories that she felt needed to be told.

So, I confess when Angela asked me if I would review her self-published book of photography, Welcome Home: Building the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, I knew that it would be impossible for me to describe this book without bias. So Instead on the occasion of the 34th annual MWMF (which starts today,) we shot this video, so that Angela could speak about the book in her own words.

An old-school art dealer once told me that good art isn’t just about what you see, it's about what the artist thinks.

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Comments [8]

lanyristica's picture

The Book..

I just have to say, after seeing this I purchased the book.. I love Angela's photographs and was excited to see she had put together a book of Mitch Fest through her eyes! Money well spent, if I do say so myself!

yonks's picture

So she like strong womans at

So she like strong womans at work mmmm? i have a sudden urge to handle  my hammer... Innocent

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

gk's picture

No good reason

For reasons that now seem flawed we made the decision not go this year. Always a mistake.  Hope it was beautiful and the weather fair.

yonks's picture

wow

One day, i must get there, camping, naked woman, everything i like

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

skate's picture

And yet they still won't

And yet they still won't allow transwomen in, which is why I won't attend.

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

Intersex women not allowed either

Which is why I couldn't go, even if I wanted to. 

Of course, if I kept my mouth shut, I could go.  I just have no desire to attend an event that costs hundreds of dollars, where every woman gets to be herself, but only if your a woman as defined by right-wing Republican Christian extremists (who's statements on trans-persons are identical, word for word, to those of the WBW Only supporters).

skate's picture

Why don't people grasp that

Why don't people grasp that it's wrong?

Conlite's picture

A photo of the Editor in

A photo of the Editor in Chief buck nekkid?!  No wonder you hid this comment page way off in the Vp back forty!

Seriously though, I appreciate Angela's efforts to photo journal stuff about folks like us.  The book looks fascinating (not just the Moon part).