After the International Art Show at Piers 92 and 94 in NYC, my mind is a whirl (probably before the trip for other reasons). So much to see and absorb. I felt my senses were satiated by day's end when I tasted tears strolling down my face. Felt this was an opportunity of a lifetime and took advantage of every moment.
A documentary photograph for Time by Jodi Bieber was breathtaking. Shows an Afghan woman who had been mutilated by the Taliban for trying to leave her abusive husband. They held her down and hacked off her nose and ears. Her name is Bibi Aisha and she has since come to the United States for reconstructive surgery. Bieber's powerful photograph illuminated this young woman's inner strength, inner beauty and power.
In the process of my trying to capture Bieber's photograph for my journal, a young African-American woman stood in the frame. Her silhouette of a strong, confident young woman is super-imposed on Jodi Bieber's original photograph ~ no words to describe the impact of that serendipitous juxtaposition.