A Brand New End: Survival and Its Pictures

The Print Center



Carmen Winant, Billboard from the series ZYX-SOB-ABC, 2019, installed for the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Canada.


Exterior view of The Print Center in Philadelphia featuring the site-specific window installation I See You Not Seeing Me (2020) by Shawn Theodore. Photo courtesy of The Print Center.

A solo exhibition of photo-based work by Carmen Winant will reflect on historic and contemporary visual representations of women’s oppression, liberation, and self-expression. Winant will draw from the archive of Women in Transition—which began as a feminist collective in 1971 and today serves women navigating issues like divorce, domestic violence, and substance abuse—to translate photos and ephemera into gallery installations, prints displayed in Philadelphia bus shelters, and an artist book that together shed light on the often invisible experiences of women. The project will examine the power of photography and printmaking to represent how women are viewed by themselves and others through portrayals of women before, during, and after incidences of abuse. Accompanying programming will include an artist lecture, a poetry reading, and a self-defense workshop.

The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.