A different view of women


I loved everything about this. ^_^ I think I owe the friend who sent it to me a drink or a dessert or something.

CNN Photos

When Milwaukee-based artist Tara Bogart went to Paris in 2011, she was smitten by an exhibition of work from the late French photographer Nadar.

One photograph in particular, matted by a pristine oval, showed the back of a woman’s head with a striking hair clip.

“I could tell she was young,” Bogart said, “a contemporary for that time.”

It was particularly inspiring for Bogart. Young women in their 20s tend to express themselves in an outwardly fashion, she said. They don’t have as many reservations about the projection of their image as women in their 30s or, like Bogart, in their 40s, she said.

Bogart then took similar portraits for a photo project called “A Modern Hair Study.” Working at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, she easily found models in students and their friends.

When she was done, instead of a copy of Nadar’s work, she found…

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