APRIL 27-MAY 9, 2017
Inspired by Jessica Bennett’s best-selling book, Feminist Fight Club features the women of She Fights, a non-profit organization that teaches boxing to teenage girls of color in New York City. The group began in May of 2016 and is already fast-growing. Founder Cristina Gonzalez, the Deputy Portfolio Manager at the Mayor’s Office, and Director of Programming Liv Adler, a trained fighter and boxing instructor, offer free classes to young girls from low income backgrounds in lower Manhattan. She Fights uses boxing as a tool to tap into the strength of women and challenge society’s limiting definition of femininity.
The visual representations of women and girls in photography has long been shaped by a system that both excludes and stereotypes –– showcasing women as objects, accessories, often lacking in agency. Feminist Fight Club aims to present its subjects as they really are: diverse, collaborative, imperfect, strong.
– Sharon Attia