ABOUT THE WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE EXHIBITION





The WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE project is a photographic study of the spiritual and physical beauty of the black woman.  It is an
attempt to see in a new light and in a new way an incredible group of women.  The women protraited represent the Black American Woman 
in many of her social and physical manifestations.  The subjects come from all walks and stages of life,  they are mothers and
daughters,  artists,  professionals,  and community activists to name a few.    Through the use of black and white 
photography done in a style reminiscent of the high glamour photography of 1930's and 40's Hollywood,  the beauty of the black women 
is dramatically laid bare.
    
The core exhibition which currently consists of well over 90 powerful images, can be easily tailored to fit practically any space or 
facility.  One particularly unique and popular feature of this exhibition is the option of the presenter to have women from the hosting 
community photographed and included in the exhibition.   This has been done to great effect in a number of venues to increase local 
interest and community involvement. 

Since its premier in June 2002,  the WOMEN OF A NEW TRIBE exhibition has traveled to a number of cities around the U.S. and twice to 
Europe where it has been enthusiastically received by the public and the media.  The Herald-Sun of Durham NC wrote, "Jerry Taliaferro 
challenges us to re-think our ideas about beauty."   Neil A. Barclay, President and CEO of the African-American Cultural Center of Greater 
Pittsburgh, wrote , "When I first encountered Jerry Taliaferro's acclaimed traveling exhibition  of black and white photographs I was 
immediately impressed with his ability to tell a story.  Using the synergy of portraiture and symbolism,  he has found a way to tell the 
story of a woman and a people."  This project is more than an exhibition.  It is a powerful tribute to women.






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