Las Fotos Project & Lower East Side Girls Club Present:
The Power of Pink, A #GirlMade Photography Show
Las Fotos Project hosts the Los Angeles debut of “The Power of Pink” – a photography exhibition on girlhood and identity,
opening on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m
What: Las Fotos Project & The Lower Eastside Girls Club “The Power of Pink” Event
When: Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Las Fotos Project, 2658 Pasadena Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Visuals: Exhibit with 30+ photographs of young girls in New York, Los Angeles, Montana, and Chiapas (MX) exploring identity and creativity through environmental portraits.
Las Fotos Project will host “The Power of Pink” on Saturday, April 21st at 2:00 p.m., an international #girlmade photography exhibition that reclaims the color pink and encourages girls to explore how to portray it as an empowering color. Through the collaboration with the Lower Eastside Girls Club in New York this project has travelled to Chiapas (Mexico), Montana, and now to Las Fotos Project in Los Angeles.
A color that has been sold to us as passive and soft, is being reclaimed to confronts patriarchy and gendered oppression. In light of the gendered wage gap, the #metoo movement, and international violence against women, pink is utilized by activists, feminists, and those in solidarity to spark conversations and implement change. We ask the girls “What is your relationship to pink? How would you wear it? How would you photograph it?” Through the photography process girls engaged in conceptual photography, environmental portraiture and a reflective dialogue to unpack the meaning of pink. As said by featured artist Jacqueline Arellano, age 17, “Pink is powerful because so many girls rock this color and prove to everyone that she isn’t just ‘girly.’ She is more than that and shows us how much talent she has and how she can fight back.”
Presented in collaboration with Las Fotos Project (Los Angeles, CA), A VOICE (Flathead Reservation, MT) and Club Balam (Chiapas, MX)
About: Las Fotos Project is a non-profit community based photography program whose primary goal is to bring about positive change for adolescent girls facing adversity. Through one-on-one mentoring, photography trainings, and assigned field projects, our programs and services foster the creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration skills needed to compete in a 21st century workforce. We serve girl students between the ages of 11-18, from predominantly low-income households, who do not have access to photography equipment or arts-based programs. To learn more about Las Fotos Project visit www.lasfotosproject.org or follow us via Twitter and Instagram @lasfotosproject.